Translation of "set" - English-Polish dictionary

set

verb uk us /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.
LEVEL [ T ]

to decide the level of something

ustalać
The interest rate has been set at 5%.
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?
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.
set fire to sth; set sth on fire

to make something start burning

podpalić coś
set sb free

to allow someone to leave prison, or to allow a person or animal to escape

uwolnić kogoś
set sth alight

to make something start burning

podpalić coś
set the table

to put plates, knives, forks, etc on the table before you have a meal

nakrywać do stołu
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.
BECOME SOLID [ I ]

If a liquid substance sets, it becomes solid.

tężeć, wiązać
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.
set sth down/on, etc

to put something somewhere

postawić coś ( gdzieś )
She set the vase down on the table.
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.
set to work

to start working

brać się do pracy

(Translation of “set verb” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)