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。
- He set the books down on the table.
- She set the tray down beside me.
- Finish chopping the onions and set them to one side.
- The building itself is set back from the street.
- The mansion is set in 90 acres of beautiful, unspoilt countryside.
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。
- She set her clock by the time on the computer.
- I've set the alarm for 7.30.
- I set the heating to come on at six.
- The oven is set to come on automatically.
- I set the washing machine for a delicate wash.
set verb (FIX)
set into sth/be set with sth
- We set a date for a follow-up meeting.
- Have you set a time for the next appointment?
- The price of the boat was set too high for us.
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。
- He designs the sets for the local drama group.
- She was famous for throwing tantrums on set.
- They met on the set of 'Titanic'.
set noun (PART)
- I played a couple of sets with Alfie.
- He won the match by five sets to three.
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