- He got his coffee, came back and settled down to listen.
- They settled down to some serious work.
- They finally settled down to a discussion of the main issues.
- He found it hard to settle to his work.
- I settled down to read about the festival and what I could do there.
1. PHRASAL VERB | If you settle down to do something or to something, you prepare to do it and concentrate on it.
2. settle (down) to something: to begin to give your attention to something.
3. settle down to something: to give something all of your attention.
cf. Usage notes: often said about a meal:
- After work, we all settle down to a home-cooked dinner.