square up

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square up (third-person singular simple present squares up, present participle squaring up, simple past and past participle squared up)

  1. to get ready for a fight
  2. to get in a fighting position
    • 2017 March 14, Stuart James, “Leicester stun Sevilla to reach last eight after Kasper Schmeichel save”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Samir Nasri was shown a second yellow card moments earlier after squaring up to Jamie Vardy, with the two players going forehead to forehead after exchanging insults.
  3. to face (someone) in a contest.
  4. to pay back money that is owed
    Let me know how much my share in the activity is and I'll square up with you tomorrow.