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English definition of “set sth out”

set sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with set   /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set) us  

(DETAILS)

B2 (formal set sth forth) to give the details of something or to explain it, especially in writing, in a clear, organized way: The management board has set out its goals/plans/proposals for the coming year. Your contract will set out the terms and conditions of your employment.

(ARRANGEMENT)

to arrange something, usually a number of things, in an attractive or organized way: The market was full of brightly coloured vegetables set out on stalls. Every evening Michael sets out the breakfast things on the table, ready for the morning.
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