I did so, hoping for a chance to even up accounts, but he gave me none, and I told him I would wait.
He was always very personable and even up front about his anger and mental health issues.
Some of them are even up for rebuilding the Jewish Temple in the spot where the Al-Aqsa Mosque currently stands.
Day 13 If You Only Catch One Game Wednesday Is this even up for debate?
They could determine a swing of the five or so seats that polls say are all that are needed to even up the blocs in the Knesset.
But even if he wins to-morrows game, that will only even up the Series.
Some fine day he means to get you when you're not thinking, and even up all scores.
Shorty suggested to Si that this was a good chance for him to even up.
even up to the point of putting the rope on, Lancey would not believe.
Lippo simply could not stand such disorder, and to even up the pairs he took Bruno's hand.
Old English efen "level," also "equal, like; calm, harmonious; quite, fully; namely," from Proto-Germanic *ebnaz (cf. Old Saxon eban, Old Frisian even "level, plain, smooth," Dutch even, Old High German eban, German eben, Old Norse jafn, Danish jævn, Gothic ibns).
Etymologists are uncertain whether the original sense was "level" or "alike." Used extensively in Old English compounds, with a sense of "fellow, co-" (e.g. efeneald "of the same age;" Middle English even-sucker "foster-brother"). Of numbers, from 1550s. Modern adverbial sense (introducing an extreme case of something more generally implied) seems to have arisen 16c. from use of the word to emphasize identity ("Who, me?" "Even you," etc.) Sense of "on an equal footing" is from 1630s. Rhyming reduplication phrase even steven is attested from 1866; even break first recorded 1911. Even-tempered from 1875.
"to make level," Old English efnan (see even (adj.)).
"end of the day," Old English æfen, Mercian efen, Northumbrian efern (see eve).
On the same footing: When you hit me we'll be even (1637+)