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English definition of “set”

set

verb (CAUSE A CONDITION)   /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to cause someone or something to be in a particular condition, or to begin doing something: [T] He carelessly dropped a match and set the grass on fire. [T] His remarks set me thinking. [L] The wildness in her paintings is what sets them apart. [+ to infinitive] With the deadline only a few weeks away, I set to work right away.
(Definition of set verb (CAUSE A CONDITION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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