square with

square with
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "square with":
present tense I/you/we/they square with he/she/it squares with present participle squaring with past tense squared with past participle squared with
1) something squares with something
square something with something square something with something if one idea, opinion, explanation etc squares with another, they both seem good or reasonable

Her story doesn't quite square with what the first witness said.

It was difficult to square this behaviour with his religious beliefs.

2) square something with someone to get permission from someone to do something

I'll have to square it with the manager first.


English dictionary. 2014.

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