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to put something or someone somewhere or in a certain position

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to place the events of a play, movie, novel, etc. in a particular time or place

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The novel is set during World War II.
The Director set the play in 19th century London.
The Playwright sets the scene in a busy marketplace.
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to place a seed or young plant in the ground for it to grow

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The farmer set rows of corn seeds in the field to ensure a plentiful harvest.
He set sunflower plants along the fence to create a vibrant border.
She carefully set tomato seeds in the garden bed to start her vegetable garden.
They decided to set young oak trees in the open field to provide shade in the future.
1.3

to format and arrange text and images on a computer or machine for printing in books, newspapers, or other publications

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She set the headlines and captions for the photography book.
The printing press operator set the pages in preparation for the large print run.
The publishing company will set the manuscript into book format.
The layout team will set the text and graphics according to the magazine's style guide.
We need to set the text and illustrations before sending the document to the printer.
1.4

to place a precious gemstone into a jewelry piece

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The jeweler set the sparkling diamond in the engagement ring.
The artisan will set the opal into a silver brooch.
He carefully set the emerald in the necklace's pendant.
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(of the sun or other celestial objects) to move out of view when going below the horizon

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to put or place someone or something in a specified state

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(of a liquid) to assume a solid or hardened form

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to reset broken or dislocated bones before the cast, brace, or splint is put on and without cutting the skin open

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to cause someone or something to start doing something

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to arrange wet hair in a way that stays the same after being dried

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(of bones) to heal and return to their normal condition after a fracture

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to adjust something to be in a suitable or desired condition for a specific purpose or use

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to arrange and place tableware, such as plates, forks, spoons, and knives, on a table in preparation for a meal

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to decide or determine the specific time, place, or manner in which something will occur or be done

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to fix something in a way that establishes an example for others to copy or try to accomplish

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to achieve the best result in something, particularly in sports, competition, etc.

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The glue will set and hold the pieces together once it dries.
After a few hours, the cement began to set.
The pudding needs time to set properly in the refrigerator.
The plaster cast will take a few hours to set.
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to assign someone a task, goal, or target to complete

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to create or formulate questions or tasks for an examination or assessment

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He set a cozy table for two by the window for their romantic dinner.
She set the table with elegant china and silverware for the special occasion.
Can you help me set the table for dinner?
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(of blossoms, trees, or plants) to produce fruit or seeds

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(of fruit) to form and develop on a plant

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The golfer set a course record with an impressive round.
The team set a high score in the basketball game.
She set a new record in the 100-meter sprint.
They set a world record in the relay race.
He set a personal best in the long jump.
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to determine a particular price or value for something

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to have a strong and noticeable impact or effect on someone or something

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to adopt a fixed or unchanging facial expression that reflects a specific emotion or attitude

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to make someone's face show a certain emotion or attitude

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(of hunting dogs) to stop and point at where one senses wild animals, like birds or rabbits

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to make something sharper or improve its cutting ability, typically through grinding or honing

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to push a nail or screw into a material, like wood or metal, so that it is below the surface

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to perform synchronized dance movements with a partner, facing each other and following a set pattern of steps

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to have a specified direction of motion or flow

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to position or place oneself ready for a specific action or activity

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(with reference to the card game bridge) to prevent the opposing team from winning the tricks they promised to win in their contract

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to decorate, embellish, or adorn something with objects

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to release or scatter something into the air so that they are carried away by the wind

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an unofficial association of people or groups

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(mathematics) a group of things that belong together because of having some similarities

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several exercises intended to be done in series

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the act of putting something in position

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a stage where a play is performed or a location where a motion picture is recorded

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a device that receives radio or television signals

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(psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way

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a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

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the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon

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a group of things of the same type that belong or are used together in some way

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evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris

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the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization

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a unit of play in tennis or squash

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a set of musical pieces or songs performed at a jazz session or a live show

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a specific combination of cards that a player tries to collect during the game, often consisting of three or more cards of the same rank or suit, or a particular sequence of cards

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(volleyball) a series of points played until one team reaches 25 points with a two-point lead

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the action of accurately passing the ball to a teammate to enable an offensive play in volleyball

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prepared or likely prepared for something

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fixed and unmoving

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situated in a particular spot or position

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set down according to a plan

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being below the horizon

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converted to solid form (as concrete)

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determined or decided upon as by an authority

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She set the book on the table.
He set the dishes in the dishwasher.
The vase of flowers was set by the window.
He set the cup of coffee down carefully.
He carefully set the colorful mosaic tiles into the bathroom wall.
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