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To arrange or place something in a certain spot or position
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“You can set your coat on the rack by the doorway.”
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To lay in surrounding matter
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“The urban artist would set metal bars and plates into concrete as part of his latest sculpture.”
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To decide on and announce
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“The first thing we need to do is to set a date for the wedding.”
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Harden into a solid or semi-solid state
“Once you set any form of confectionery with gelatine, it will no longer be worthy of being called a cake.”
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(of the sun) To dip below the horizon
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“Her eyes were focused on the horizon where the sun was due to set at any minute.”
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To harmonize in regard to time
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“We would set our watches and agree to meet at exactly four o'clock.”
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To ornament, usually through the placement or embedding of jewelry
“She commissioned a horologist to create a custom gold watch, and to set it with diamonds.”
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To put into order or make ready
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“We need to set the table before our guests arrive.”
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To allot, or assign, something (as a task)
“Don't set yourself an impossible task that's doomed to fail.”
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To concentrate one's attention or effort
“You can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it.”
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To position or align towards a given direction
“I set the camera towards the coast and hoped for a stunning display.”
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To be situated or fixed in a specified place or position
“Tomorrow they will head to Gruyere, a village set among rolling mountains.”
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To arrange or establish
“Kobayashi set a new record in 2001 when he ate 50 hot dogs in 21 minutes.”
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To enter a program or instructions into a (usually electronic or digital) device
“Hey Siri, please set the alarm clock for six o'clock in the morning.”
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(set off) To start or incite
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“Jessie's outrageous hoax would almost set off a riot.”
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To regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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To arrange a specific time for (an event, a class, etc)
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To set before the mind for consideration
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To attend to one's appearance, typically one's hair
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To categorize as a specified type or holding a rank within a hierarchy
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To state a price for goods or a job of work
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To fix or maintain something, such as prices, at a particular level or value
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To cover and warm eggs as the young inside develop
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To move in a specified direction
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To mark or fix the limits of
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To enter data into a form or field with the use of a keyboard
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To adopt or be in a position in which one's weight is supported by one's buttocks
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To convey in appropriate or telling terms
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To draw, trace, or define the outer edge or shape of
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To have imposed an undesirable consequence on
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To accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object
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To make stable
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Not quite
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To determine or decide in advance
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In a state of preparation or waiting
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Make or become straight
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To settle on a particular arrangement; to come to terms to
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To diffuse, radiate or give off
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(of a material) To stretch or open out
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To gamble
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To bring into competition or conflict with
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Be part of, be in proper place
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Unite or cause to unite
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State emphatically or publicly
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To cover by or as if by scattering something over or on
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Contribute or undertake to contribute a certain sum of money to a fund, project, or cause, typically on a regular basis
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Fold or curl
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To attend to the needs and comforts of
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To cover with a flood
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To fix an idea in the mind of (someone)
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To produce or bring about
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To counteract or equal the effect or importance of
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To reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together
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To move to face in another direction
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A collection of props used for a particular scene in a play or film
“The performance looks different each time as mist, rain, and moonlight naturally alter the set of the stage.”
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A group of people with common interests or occupations or of similar social status
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“However grand the chandeliers and oil paintings, life in their social set seems far from Gosford Park.”
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A group of people acting together within a larger group
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“The younger set is likely to find the long-winded sermons a tad boring.”
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A group or collection of things that belong together or that are related in some way
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“Jefe was excited to tell El Guapo about the large set of pinatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little surprises.”
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A unit into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic
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“The anatomy for this set of animals has evolved to be optimized for the digestion of plants.”
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A collection of implements or objects customarily used together
“Be careful with the luggage as it contains my expensive golf set.”
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A group of pupils or students who are taught together
“He was placed into a set of pupils who were more advanced in their learning than their peers.”
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The posture of a part of the body, typically reflecting a person's feelings or intentions
“The set of his upper torso suggested he was in no mood for condescension.”
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A fixed look or determined expression
“The set of her face suggested there was some other wreckage in her that Michelle did not yet recognize.”
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A container containing a collection of the same item
“I just purchased a new set of cutlery.”
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A set of dishes or utensils
“She brought out her prized silver tea set.”
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A thing that is complete in itself
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An organized competition or activity usually performed for the enjoyment of a mass of people