Translation of "set" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (FIX) 固定 uk us /set/ (present tense setting, past tense and past participle set)

[ T ] to fix or make certain

Has a date/time been set for the meeting yet? 会议的日期/时间确定了吗?
The price of the house has been set at £425 000. 这所房子的定价为12.5万英镑。
set into sth/be set with sth

If a precious stone is set in/into a piece of jewellery, or a piece of jewellery is set with a precious stone, the stone is fixed firmly to the piece of jewellery

a gold tiepin with a diamond set into it 镶着一颗钻石的金质领带夹
a brooch set with rubies and pearls 镶有红宝石和珍珠的胸针

[ T ] When a doctor sets a broken bone, he or she puts it into a fixed position so that it will heal.


[ I ] When a broken bone sets, it heals in a fixed position.


[ T ] If you have your hair set, you have it arranged while it is wet so that it will be fixed in a particular style when it is dry.


[ T ] If you set a part of your body, you tighten the muscles around it in order to show that you are determined about something

"I'm never going back to him, " she said, setting her jaw firmly. “我永远都不会回到他身边,”她咬紧牙关说。
His face was set in determination. 他脸上显出坚定的表情。

[ I ] If a liquid or soft material sets, it becomes firm or hard

Leave the jelly in the fridge to set. 把果冻放在冰箱里凝固。
Don't walk on the concrete until it has set. 混凝土还没凝固之前别在上面走。

(Translation of “set verb (FIX)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)