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verb (GET READY)    /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
B2 [T] to get something ready so that it comes into operation or can be used: [+ to infinitive] The heating is set to come on at 5 p.m. Have you set up the DVD player? I usually set my watch by the time signal on the radio. He set the alarm for 7 a.m. Will you set the table (= put plates, knives, forks, etc. on it ready for use), please?Preparing [T] to put furniture and other things on a stage so that it represents the time and the place in which the action of a play, film, or television programme is going to happen: During the interval the stage was set for the second act.Production, direction and recording
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