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English definition of “set”

set

verb [T] (GIVE WORK)    /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set) mainly UK (US usually assign)
B2 to give or provide a piece of work or task for someone to do: My science teacher always sets a lot of homework . What books have been set for this term ? [+ two objects] We set the kids the task of clearing the snow from the front path .Giving, providing and supplying
(Definition of set verb (GIVE WORK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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