Antonyms for square up

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You'll have to teach me to square up for learning to drive the car.

"I thought you were going to square up to-morrow, sir," the man said.

As for Wat Snell, all I want is a good chance to square up with him.

By the way, did you fellows ever square up on that birling match?

Then I'll take stock at once, and we'll square up and I'll land the other man.

Square up the shelves so that they may be set into grooves in the adjacent rails.

You want to square up those shoulders and put on khaki, don't you?

First square up all the posts and bevel them at the tops as shown.

Also square up the crosspieces marked B in the detail drawing.

It's because I'm owing you so much that I'd like to square up the account a little.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "tool for measuring right angles," from Old French esquire "a square, squareness," from Vulgar Latin *exquadra, from *exquadrare "to square," from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + quadrare "make square, set in order, complete" (see quadrant).

Meaning "rectangular shape or area" is recorded by late 14c.; replaced Old English feower-scyte. Sense of "open space in a town or park" is from 1680s. The mathematical sense of "a number multiplied by itself" is first recorded 1550s.

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