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  1. set

    • IPA[sɛt]


    • v.
      put, lay, or stand (something) in a specified place or position;be situated or fixed in a specified place or position
    • verb: set, 3rd person present: sets, gerund or present participle: setting, past tense: set, past participle: set

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    • 1. put, lay, or stand (something) in a specified place or position Delaney set the mug of tea down Catherine set a chair by the bed 同義詞 put, place, put down, lay, lay down, ... 更多
    • be situated or fixed in a specified place or position the village was set among olive groves on a hill 同義詞 be situated, be located, lie, stand, be sited, ... 更多
    • represent (a story, play, film, or scene) as happening at a specified time or in a specified place a private-eye novel set in Berlin
    • mount a precious stone in (something, typically a piece of jewellery) a bracelet set with emeralds
    • mount (a precious stone) in something a huge square-cut emerald set in platinum 同義詞 adorn, ornament, decorate, embellish, deck, ... 更多
    • arrange (type) as required the compositors refused to set the type for an editorial
    • arrange the type for (a piece of text) article headings will be set in Times fourteen point
    • prepare (a table) for a meal by placing cutlery, crockery, etc. on it in their proper places she set the table and began breakfast 同義詞 lay, prepare, arrange, make ready
    • move (a bell) so that it rests in an inverted position ready for ringing the ringer gradually increases the swing until the bell is balanced or set
    • cause (a hen) to sit on eggs you had to set the clucking hens
    • put (a seed or plant) in the ground to grow I set the plants in shallow hollows to facilitate watering
    • put (a sail) up in position to catch the wind a safe distance from shore all sails were set
    • 2. put or bring into a specified state the Home Secretary set in motion a review of the law the hostages were set free
    • cause (someone or something) to start doing something the incident set me thinking
    • instruct (someone) to do something he'll set a man to watch you
    • give someone (a task or test) to do schools will begin to set mock tests the problem we have been set 同義詞 assign, allocate, give, allot, deal, ... 更多
    • establish as (an example) for others to follow, copy, or try to achieve the scheme sets a precedent for other companies
    • establish (a record) his time in the 25 m freestyle set a national record 同義詞 establish, set up, create, provide, institute
    • decide on and announce they set a date for a full hearing at the end of February 同義詞 decide on, select, choose, arrange, schedule, ... 更多
    • fix (a price, value, or limit) on something the unions had set a limit on the size of the temporary workforce
    • 3. adjust (a clock or watch), typically to show the right time set your watch immediately to local time at your destination to revert to an old style would be to try to set back the clock and deny the progress which had been made 同義詞 adjust, regulate, synchronize, coordinate, harmonize, ... 更多
    • adjust (an alarm clock) to sound at the required time I usually set my alarm clock for eight 同義詞 programme, activate, switch on, turn on
    • adjust (a device) so that it performs a particular operation you have to be careful not to set the volume too high 同義詞 programme, activate, switch on, turn on
    • cause (a binary device) to enter the state representing the numeral 1.
    • 4. harden into a solid or semi-solid state cook for a further thirty-five minutes until the filling has set 同義詞 solidify, harden, become solid, become hard, stiffen, ... 更多反義詞 melt
    • arrange (the hair) while damp so that it dries in the required style she had set her hair on small rollers
    • put parts of (a broken or dislocated bone or limb) into the correct position for healing he lined up the bones and set the arm
    • (of a bone) be restored to its normal condition by knitting together again after being broken children's bones soon set
    • (with reference to a person's face) assume or cause to assume a fixed or rigid expression her features never set into a civil parade of attention Travis's face was set as he looked up
    • (of a hunting dog) adopt a rigid attitude indicating the presence of game.
    • 5. (of the sun, moon, or another celestial body) appear to move towards and below the earth's horizon as the earth rotates the sun was setting and a warm red glow filled the sky 同義詞 go down, sink, decline, descend, drop, ... 更多反義詞 rise
    • 6. (of a tide or current) take or have a specified direction or course a fair tide can be carried well past Land's End before the stream sets to the north
    • 7. North American start (a fire) the school had been broken into and the fire had been set
    • 8. (of blossom or a tree) form into or produce (fruit) wait until first flowers have set fruit before planting out the peppers
    • (of fruit) develop from blossom once fruits have set, feed weekly with a high potash liquid tomato fertilizer
    • (of a plant) produce (seed) the herb has flowered and started to set seed
    • 9. dialect sit the rest of them people just set there goggle-eyed for a minute