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[n] a long wooden bench with a back
[v] make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal"
[v] become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet; "The roar settled to a thunder"; "The wind settled in the West"; "it is settling to rain"; "A cough settled in her chest"; "Her mood settled into lethargy"
[v] come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
[v] take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
[v] form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"
[v] become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"
[v] establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans"
[v] bring to an end; settle conclusively, as of a conflict; "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
[v] settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
[v] end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled"
[v] come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
[v] accept despite complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price"
[v] get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy"
[v] arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart"
[v] fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"
[v] sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
[v] cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
[v] become clear by the sinking of particles; of liquids
[v] come to rest
[v] settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"
[v] go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
[v] dispose of; make a financial settlement

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