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Translation of "set" - English-German dictionary

set

verb /set/ ( present participle setting, past tense, past participle set)
to put or place stellen, legen, setzen She set the tray down on the table.
to put plates, knives, forks etc on (a table) for a meal decken Please would you set the table for me?
to settle or arrange (a date, limit, price etc) festlegen It’s difficult to set a price on a book when you don’t know its value.
to give a person (a task etc) to do stellen The witch set the prince three tasks The teacher set a test for her pupils He should set the others a good example.
to cause to start doing something veranlassen His behaviour set people talking.
(of the sun etc) to disappear below the horizon untergehen It gets cooler when the sun sets.
to become firm or solid festwerden Has the concrete set?
to adjust (eg a clock or its alarm) so that it is ready to perform its function einstellen He set the alarm for 7.00 a.m.
to arrange (hair) in waves or curls. herrichten
to fix in the surface of something, eg jewels in a ring. fassen
to put (broken bones) into the correct position for healing richten They set his broken arm.
setting noun
a background der Hintergrund This castle is the perfect setting for a murder.
an arrangement of jewels in eg a ring. das Einfassen
music composed for a poem etc die Vertonung settings of folk songs.
setback noun
a delay in progress der Rückschlag We had a bit of a setback when the car broke down.
set phrase
a phrase which always occurs in one form, and which cannot be changed feste Redewendung ‘Of no fixed abode’ is a set phrase.
set-square noun
a triangular instrument with one right angle, used in geometrical drawing etc. das Geodreieck
setting-lotion noun
a lotion that is used in setting the hair. das Haarfixativ
set-to
an argument or fight eine Behauptung aufstellen They had a set-to over which TV programme to watch.
set-up noun
an arrangement die Gliederung There are several families living together in that house – it’s a funny set-up.
all set ( often with to)
ready or prepared (to do something); just on the point of (doing something) gerade im Begriff (sein zu) We were all set to leave when the phone rang.
set about
to begin in Angriff nehmen She set about planning her holiday How will you set about this task?
set (someone) against (someone)
to cause (a person) to dislike (another person) aufhetzen She set the children against their father.
set aside
to keep for a special use or purpose beiseite legen He set aside some cash for use at the weekend.
set back
to delay the progress of zurücklegen His illness set him back a bit at school.
set down
(of a bus etc) to stop and let (passengers) out absetzen The bus set us down outside the post-office.
set in
to begin or become established einsetzen Boredom soon set in among the children.
set off
(sometimes with on) to start a journey aufbrechen We set off to go to the beach.
to cause to start doing something bringen zu She had almost stopped crying, but his harsh words set her off again.
to explode or ignite abbrennen You should let your father set off all the fireworks.
set (something or someone) on (someone)
to cause (eg dogs) to attack (a person) hetzen auf He set his dogs on me.
set out
to start a journey sich aufmachen He set out to explore the countryside.
to intend beabsichtigen I didn’t set out to prove him wrong.
set to
to start to do something (vigorously) sich daranmachen They set to, and finished the work the same day.
set up
to establish gründen When was the organization set up?
to arrange or construct aufstellen He set up the apparatus for the experiment.
set up camp
to erect tents etc Zelt aufschlagen They set up camp in a field.
set up house
to establish one’s own home ein eigenes Heim gründen He’ll soon be earning enough to set up house on his own.
set up shop
to start a shop ein Geschäft gründen They set up shop in the High Street.
set upon ( also set on)
to attack herfallen über He set upon me in the dark.
(Definition of set from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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