1North American Assume the attitude of a person about to fight.‘the two men squared off’
- ‘there was some awesome karate action as Jason squared off against a former fellow agent’
2square someone off, square off someoneAustralian Placate someone.
pacify, calm, calm down, appease, mollify, soothe, win over, quiet, conciliate, propitiate, make peace with, humour
- ‘he was not very amused but we squared him off with a few free beers’
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