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settle with (one)

To pay the balance of what is owed to someone. You get our jackets while I go settle with the bartender. I need to settle with Brian for those plane tickets soon—I hate having debt hanging over me.
See also: settle
References in classic literature ?
He names individuals among them (myself included), whom he could undertake to settle with one hand, and the other tied behind him.
Tom Oliver is a very clever fellow, and Charles Maddox is as gentlemanlike a man as you will see anywhere, so I will take my horse early to-morrow morning and ride over to Stoke, and settle with one of them."
The police said the housemaids were told by the robbers they were just following orders and that they had a score to settle with one of the house owners.
In the United States, of course, banks settle with one another using an automated clearing house system (ACH) or Fedwire.