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English definition of “set sth down”

set sth down

[often passive] (WRITING) phrasal verb with set     /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to write or print something, especially to record it in a formal document: The rules of the club are set down in the members' handbook.Placing and positioning an object
(Definition of set sth down (WRITING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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