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English definition of “set”

set

verb [T always + adv/prep] (PUT)   /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to put something in a particular place or position: Set the box on its end. Our house is set back from the road. If you set something down, you put it on a surface: [M] She set down her teacup and leaned forward. If you set a story in a particular place or time, the events happen then or there: Banks’s novel is set in the years before the Civil War.
(Definition of set verb (PUT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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