set sth out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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set sth out

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)

set sth out (DETAILS)

B2 (formal set sth forth) to give the ​details of something or to ​explain it, ​especially in writing, in a ​clear, ​organized way: The ​board has set out ​itsgoals/​plans/​proposals for the coming ​year. Your ​contract will set out the ​terms and ​conditions of ​youremployment.

set sth out (ARRANGEMENT)

to ​arrange something, usually a ​number of things, in an ​attractive or ​organized way: The ​farmers' ​market was ​full of ​brightlycolouredvegetables set out on ​stalls. Every ​evening Michael sets out the ​breakfastdishes on the ​table, ​ready for the ​morning.
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set sth out

( formal set sth forth)
phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (setting, set, set)
to give the details of something or to explain it in a ​clear, ​organized way, especially in writing: set out ​plans/​goals/​proposals Your ​contract will set out the ​terms and ​conditions of your ​employment. Ms Hewitt ​defended the ​timetable for ​repairs set out by the ​company.
(Definition of set sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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