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set

verb
 
/set/ ( present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
B1 to arrange a time when something will happen
(日程を)決める
Should we set a date for the next meeting? The next meeting is set for 6 February.
B1 When the sun sets, it moves down in the sky so that it cannot be seen.
(日が)沈む
B1 If a book, play, or movie is set in a place or period of time, the story happens there or at that time.
(話の時代や場所を)設定する
It’s a historical adventure set in India in the 1940s.
to make a piece of equipment ready to be used
(機械などを)セットする, 設定する
He set the alarm for 7 a.m.
set someone free to allow someone to leave prison
(人)を解放する, 釈放する
set fire to something to make something start burning
~に放火する, 火を放つ
set the table to put plates, knives, forks, etc. on the table before you have a meal
食卓を整える
If a liquid substance sets, it becomes solid.
(液体が)固まる
UK If you set work or an exam at a school or college, you ask the students to do it.
(課題を)課す, (試験を)行う
Mr Harley forgot to set us any science homework.
(Definition of set verb from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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