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English definition of “set”


verb [I/T] (BECOME FIXED)   /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to cause something to become fixed or firm : [T] Have they set a date for the wedding yet ? [I] Glue that sets quickly makes it easier to repair things. [T] The old man’s face was set in a continual scowl . If you have your hair set, you have it arranged while it is wet so that it will stay in a particular style when it is dry . If a stone is set, it is fixed in a piece of jewelry : [T] The blue stone was set in a gold ring . When a broken bone is set, it is kept in a fixed position so that it can heal .
(Definition of set verb (BECOME FIXED) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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