setverbuk us /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
set verb (POSITION)
set verb (CONDITION)
- 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.
You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:
set verb (ESTABLISH)
- 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)
- batten down the hatches idiom
- break sb in
- gird yourself idiom
- lay the basis/foundations for sth idiom
- set the scene/stage idiom
- suit up
- work (yourself) up to sth
- work your way around to sth idiom
set verb (FIX)
- be make or break for sb/sth idiom
- be on the horns of a dilemma idiom
- come down on one side of the fence or the other idiom
- come to sth
- hammer sth out
- it's a date idiom
- judgment call
- make or break sth idiom
- make up your mind idiom
- nail sth down
- name the day idiom
- spin a coin idiom
set verb (GIVE WORK)
set verb (MUSIC)
set verb (SUN)
setnounuk us /set/
set noun (GROUP)
- 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)
set noun (PART)
set noun (POSITION)
setadjectiveuk us /set/
set adjective (READY)
set adjective (SAME)
set adjective (STUDY)