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setverb

uk /set/ us /set/ present participle setting, past tense and past participle set

set verb (POSITION)

B2 [ T usually + adv/prep ] to put something in a particular place or position:

He set a vase of flowers on the table.
The campsite is set in the middle of a pine forest.
Our house is set back from the road.

B1 [ T usually + adv/prep ] If a story, film, etc. is set in a particular time or place, the action in it happens in that time or place:

"West Side Story" is set in New York City in the late 1950s.

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set verb (CONDITION)

B2 [ T ] to cause something or someone to be in the stated condition or situation:

It is believed that the building was set alight/ablaze/on fire deliberately.
The new director has set a lot of changes in motion in our department.
[ + adj ] After years in prison, the men who had wrongfully been found guilty of the bombing were finally set free.
If I've made a mistake, then it's up to me to set it right (= correct it).
set sb/sth doing sth

to cause someone or something to start doing something:

His remarks set me thinking.
set sb to work

to give someone work to do:

I was set to work dusting the bookshelves.

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set verb (ESTABLISH)

B2 [ T ] to establish or decide something:

The school has been criticized for failing to set high standards for its students.
The committee has set new limits on spending.
Lewis has set a new world record.
The court's decision has set a legal precedent.
Parents should set a good example to their children.
He's set himself the goal/target of making his first million by the time he's 30.

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set verb (GET READY)

B2 [ T ] to get something ready so that it comes into operation or can be used:

[ + to infinitive ] The heating is set to come on at 5 p.m.
Have you set up the DVD player?
I usually set my watch by the time on the computer.
He set the alarm for 7 a.m.
Will you set the table (= put plates, knives, forks, etc. on it ready for use), please?

[ T ] to put furniture and other things on a stage so that it represents the time and the place in which the action of a play, film, or television programme is going to happen:

During the interval the stage was set for the second act.

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set verb (FIX)

B1 [ T ] to fix or make certain:

Has a date/time been set for the meeting yet?
The price of the house has been set at €425,000.
set into sth/be set with sth

If a precious stone is set in/into a piece of jewellery, or a piece of jewellery is set with a precious stone, the stone is fixed firmly to the piece of jewellery:

a gold ring with a diamond set into it
a brooch set with rubies and pearls

[ T ] When a doctor sets a broken bone, he or she puts it into the right position so that it will heal.

[ I ] When a broken bone sets, it heals in a particular position.

[ T ] If you have your hair set, you have it arranged while it is wet so that it will be in a particular style when it is dry.

[ T ] If you set a part of your body, you tighten the muscles around it in order to show that you are determined about something:

"I'm never going back to him," she said, setting her jaw firmly.
His face was set in determination.

[ I ] If a liquid or soft material sets, it becomes firm or hard:

Leave the jelly in the fridge to set.
Don't walk on the concrete until it has set.

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setnoun

uk /set/ us /set/

set noun (GROUP)

A2 [ C ] a group of similar things that belong together in some way:

We bought Charles and Mandy a set of cutlery as a wedding present.
I always keep a tool set in the back of my car.
The doctor said that he hadn't seen this particular set of symptoms before.
We need to establish a new set of priorities.

[ C ] specialized mathematics In mathematics, a set is a group of objects with stated characteristics.

[ C, + sing/pl verb ] a group of people who have similar interests and ways of living:

the fashionable set
She's got in with a very arty set.

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set noun (FILM/PLAY)

B2 [ C ] the place where a film or play is performed or recorded, and the pictures, furniture, etc. that are used:

a movie set
a stage set
a set designer
They first met on the set of "Star Wars".

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set noun (PART)

B2 [ C ] a part of a game of tennis or volleyball:

They won in straight sets (= they won every set).

C2 [ C ] a musical performance that forms part of a concert, especially one of pop music or jazz:

The band's opening set lasted 45 minutes.

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set noun (POSITION)

the set of sth

the position in which you hold a part of your body:

I could tell from the set of his jaw that he was angry.

[ C ] the act of having your hair set:

a shampoo and set

setadjective

uk /set/ us /set/

set adjective (READY)

C1 [ after verb ] ready and prepared:

Shall we go now - is everyone set?
Is everything all set for the party?
At the start of the race, the starter said "On your marks, get set, go".
We were just getting set to leave when Ben said he had something important to tell us.

set adjective (SAME)

C2 always the same, never changing:

My parents say I have to be home by a set time.
UK The restaurant does a set lunch (= a meal which is offered at a fixed price, but with little or no choice about what you have to eat) on Sundays.
The receptionist had a bright set smile on his face, but I could tell that he was bored.
My father has very set opinions/views on the matter.
set expression/phrase

a phrase in which the words are always used in the same order

(Definición de set del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

set en inglés americano

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setverb

us /set/

set verb (PUT)

[ T always + adv/prep ] present participle setting, past tense and past participle set to put something in a particular place or position:

Set the box on its end.
Our house is set back from the road.

[ T always + adv/prep ] present participle setting, past tense and past participle set If you set something down, you put it on a surface:

[ M ] She set down her teacup and leaned forward.

[ T always + adv/prep ] present participle setting, past tense and past participle set If you set a story in a particular place or time, the events happen then or there:

Banks’s novel is set in the years before the Civil War.

set verb (CAUSE A CONDITION)

present participle setting, past tense and past participle set to cause someone or something to be in a particular condition, or to begin doing something:

[ T ] He carelessly dropped a match and set the grass on fire.
[ T ] His remarks set me thinking.
[ L ] The wildness in her paintings is what sets them apart.
[ + to infinitive ] With the deadline only a few weeks away, I set to work right away.

set verb (ARRANGE)

[ T ] present participle setting, past tense and past participle set to arrange or adjust something so it is ready to work or be used:

I’ve set the clock to daylight savings time.
To get rid of mice, set a trap – or get a cat.
My job is to set the table before dinner (= arrange the plates, utensils, etc.).

set verb (ESTABLISH)

[ T ] present participle setting, past tense and past participle set to establish a pattern or example to follow:

Parents should try to set a good example.
She set a new world record at the Wannamaker Games.

set verb (BECOME FIXED)

[ I/T ] present participle setting, past tense and past participle set to cause something to become fixed or firm:

[ T ] Have they set a date for the wedding yet?
[ I ] Glue that sets quickly makes it easier to repair things.
[ T ] The old man’s face was set in a continual scowl.

[ I/T ] present participle setting, past tense and past participle set If you have your hair set, you have it arranged while it is wet so that it will stay in a particular style when it is dry.

[ I/T ] present participle setting, past tense and past participle set If a stone is set, it is fixed in a piece of jewelry:

[ T ] The blue stone was set in a gold ring.

[ I/T ] present participle setting, past tense and past participle set When a broken bone is set, it is kept in a fixed position so that it can heal.

set verb (MOVE DOWN)

[ I ] present participle setting, past tense and past participle set (esp. of the sun or moon) to sink in the sky until it cannot be seen:

The sun sets with a great show of color.

setnoun

us /set/

set noun (PLAY BACKGROUND)

[ C ] something built or put together to represent a place where the action happens in a play or movie:

The set looks just like a real subway car.

set noun (GROUP)

[ C ] a group of things that belong together or are used together:

a chess set
a number set
She has a strange set of symptoms.

[ C ] A set is also a group of people who have similar interests and spend time together:

the golf-playing set

[ C ] In tennis, a set is a group of games between the same competitors:

The match was over quickly, four sets to two.

set noun (TELEVISION)

[ C ] a television:

I walked in the room and turned off the set.

set noun (POSITION)

[ C/U ] a position or an arrangement, esp. of the hair or body:

[ U ] I could tell from the set of his jaw that he was angry.
[ C ] Could you give my hair a set like the one in the picture in this magazine?

setadjective [ not gradable ]

us /set/

set adjective [ not gradable ] (READY)

with everything arranged; ready:

[ + to infinitive ] Katy is set to go to college in September.
Is everything all set for the party?

set adjective [ not gradable ] (FIXED)

fixed or firm:

There wasn’t a set time for us to get there.

If you are set on something, you have firmly decided about it:

HMOs are good if you aren’t set on one specific doctor.

(Definición de set del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

set en inglés de negocios

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setverb

uk /set/ us setting, set, set

[ T ] to arrange or decide on something:

set a date/time Have you set a time for the next meeting?
set a price/rate Individual franchises set their own prices.
set sth at sth The initial annual bonus rate has been set at 6.75%.
Have they set a deadline for applications?
set a limit (on sth) The government has set new limits on spending.
The state should look for a better way to set annual salaries.
We must continue to set clear priorities.

[ T ] to state a goal or standard that people should try to achieve:

When it comes to safety, we will set high standards and enforce them.

[ T ] to give someone a task or piece of work to do, or tell them what they must achieve:

set sb sth She was set the task of looking for ways to cut costs.
set sb a goal/target/challenge Analysts said the bank had set itself a tough target of increasing its revenues by 6% per annum.
set up shop

informal COMMERCE to start a new business:

They left for Switzerland and set up shop in Geneva.

setnoun

uk /set/ us

a group of similar things that belong together in some way:

a set of sth We have laid out a set of principles to help leaders translate their values into actions.

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setadjective

uk /set/ us

[ before noun ] fixed or never changing:

There is no set date for the announcement.

[ after verb ] ready or likely to happen:

be set to do sth Fears that interest rates are set to rise have knocked stock markets around the world.
Two new factories are set to open next year.
be set for sth The euro could even be set for a rapid recovery.

(Definición de set del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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