set verb (POSITION)
"West Side Story" is set in New York City in the late 1950s. 《西城故事》是以20世紀50年代末的紐約爲背景的。
set verb (CONDITION)
[ + adj ] After years in prison, the men who had wrongfully been found guilty of the bombing were finally set free. 坐了多年牢之後，在爆炸案中遭誤判有罪的數名男子終於被釋放了。
set sb/sth doing sth
set sb to work
- We watched as demonstrators doused a car with petrol and set it alight.
- A peace campaigner had set herself on fire in protest at the government's involvement in the war.
- Rioters armed with firebombs set light to police barricades.
- The new government has decided to set all political prisoners free.
- The lamp caught fire and set light to the curtains.
set verb (ESTABLISH)
The school has been criticized for failing to set high standards for its students. 學校因未能爲學生設定高標準而受到了批評。
- We're not in a position to set any conditions - we'll have to accept what they offer us.
- They need to set some boundaries of behaviour for that child.
- My brother set the academic standards we all had to follow.
- We have set ourselves a limit for our spending.
- He sets us a great example by cycling to work every day.
set verb (GET READY)
He set the alarm for 7 a.m. 他把鬧鐘設在早上七點鐘。
set verb (FIX)
set into sth/be set with sth
set verb (GIVE WORK)
set verb (MUSIC)
set verb (SUN)
set noun (GROUP)
the fashionable set 倫敦人
She's got in with a very arty set. 她和一群搞藝術的人在一起。
- Government by coalition has its own peculiar set of problems.
- A set of stamps has been commissioned in commemoration of Independence Day.
- He only needs two more cards to complete the set.
- Cross the bridge and turn right at the first set of traffic lights.
- They got an entire set of silver cutlery as a wedding present.
set noun (FILM/PLAY)
a movie set 電影場景
a stage set 舞臺佈景
a set designer 佈景師
They first met on the set of "Star Wars". 他們第一次見面是在《星際大戰》的拍攝場地。
set noun (PART)
set noun (POSITION)
set adjective (READY)
Shall we go now - is everyone set? 我們可以走了嗎——大家準備好了嗎？
Is everything all set for the party? 派對一切都準備妥當了嗎？
set adjective (SAME)
C2 always the same, never changing不變的，固定的
UK The restaurant does a set lunch (= a meal which is offered at a fixed price, but with little or no choice about what you have to eat) on Sundays. 這家餐館星期天午餐供應套餐。
The receptionist had a bright set smile on his face, but I could tell that he was bored. 接待員帶著一成不變的燦爛微笑，但我看得出其實他覺得很厭倦。
› a phrase in which the words are always used in the same order固定說法／片語