— phrasal verb with set uk /set/ us /set/ verb present participle setting, past tense and past participle set
If you get bitten by a dog, you have to make sure the wound is cleaned well, or an infection could set in.
(Definition of “set in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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