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set

verb
 
 
/set/ ( present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
A TIME [T] B1 to arrange a time when something will happen
wyznaczać
[often passive] The next meeting is set for 6 February.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
LEVEL [T] to decide the level of something
ustalać
The interest rate has been set at 5%.Decisions and deciding
MACHINE [T] B1 to press switches on a machine so that it will start when you want it to
nastawiać
I've set the alarm for 6.30. [+ to do sth] Can you set the video to record 'Neighbours' please?PreparingFunctioningPerforming a function
set an example/a record/a standard, etc B2 to do something in a way that people will copy or try to improve on
dawać przykład/ustanawiać rekord/określać standard
She's set a new world record with that jump.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
set fire to sth; set sth on fire to make something start burning
podpalić coś
Burning, burnt and on fire
set sb free to allow someone to leave prison, or to allow a person or animal to escape
uwolnić kogoś
Freedom to actOpportunity
set sth alight to make something start burning
podpalić coś
Starting fires
set the table to put plates, knives, forks, etc on the table before you have a meal
nakrywać do stołu
Providing and serving meals
SUN [I] B1 When the sun sets, it moves down in the sky so that it cannot be seen.
zachodzić
The sun rises in the East and sets in the West.Astronomy - general words
BECOME SOLID [I] If a liquid substance sets, it becomes solid.
tężeć, wiązać
Physical and chemical processes
SCHOOL WORK [T] UK B2 If you set work or an exam at a school or college, you ask the students to do it.
zadawać, układać
[+ two objects] Mr Harley forgot to set us any maths homework.Teaching in general
set sth down/on, etc to put something somewhere
postawić coś ( gdzieś )
She set the vase down on the table.Placing and positioning an object
BOOK/FILM/PLAY [T] B1 If a book, play, or film is set in a place or period of time, the story happens there or at that time.
osadzać
[often passive] It's a historical adventure set in India in the 1940s.Cinema - general wordsProduction, direction and recording
set to work to start working
brać się do pracy
Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of workStarting and beginningStarting again
(Definition of set verb from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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