settle on

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Verb1.settle on - become fixed (on); "Her eyes fixated on a point on the horizon"
freeze, stop dead - stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police car he froze"
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(ˈsetl) verb
1. to place in a position of rest or comfort. I settled myself in the armchair.
2. to come to rest. Dust had settled on the books.
3. to soothe. I gave him a pill to settle his nerves.
4. to go and live. Many Scots settled in New Zealand.
5. to reach a decision or agreement. Have you settled with the builders when they are to start work?; The dispute between management and employees is still not settled.
6. to pay (a bill).
ˈsettlement noun
1. an agreement. The two sides have at last reached a settlement.
2. a small community. a farming settlement.
ˈsettler noun
a person who settles in a country that is being newly populated. They were among the early settlers on the east coast of America.
settle down
1. to (cause to) become quiet, calm and peaceful. He waited for the audience to settle down before he spoke; She settled the baby down at last.
2. to make oneself comfortable. She settled (herself) down in the back of the car and went to sleep.
3. to begin to concentrate on something, eg work. He settled down to (do) his schoolwork.
settle in
to become used to and comfortable in new surroundings.
settle on
to agree about or decide.
settle up
to pay (a bill). He asked the waiter for the bill, and settled up.
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