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set1 British & World English

Put, lay, or stand (something) in a specified place or position

set2 British & World English

A group or collection of things that belong together or resemble one another or are usually found together

set3 British & World English

Fixed or arranged in advance

set1 English Thesaurus

Beth set the two bags on the kitchen table

set2 English Thesaurus

an envelope containing a set of colour postcards

set3 English Thesaurus

we have set procedures for dealing with such matters

set New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

amount of spacing in type controlling the distance between letters

start the ball rolling British & World English

Cause something to start happening

put the cat among the pigeons British & World English

Say or do something that is likely to cause trouble or controversy

put one's mind to British & World English

Direct all one’s attention to (achieving something)

put pen to paper British & World English

Write or begin to write something

put the record straight British & World English

Give the true version of events that have been reported incorrectly

put someone right British & World English

Restore someone to health

put something to rights British & World English

Restore something to its correct or normal state

put the seal on British & World English

Finally confirm or conclude; give final authorization to

set in set1 British & World English

Put, lay, or stand (something) in a specified place or position

be set in set1 British & World English

Be situated or fixed in a specified place or position

seth British & World English

An evil god who murdered his brother Osiris and wounded Osiris’s son Horus. Seth is represented as having the head of an animal with a long pointed snout

Set in Seth British & World English

An evil god who murdered his brother Osiris and wounded Osiris’s son Horus. Seth is represented as having the head of an animal with a long pointed snout

sett British & World English

The earth or burrow of a badger

set in sett British & World English

The earth or burrow of a badger

put spurs to British & World English

Use one’s spurs to urge on (a horse)

be written in stone British & World English

Used to emphasize that something is fixed and unchangeable

on-set British & World English

Taking place during or relating to the rehearsing of a play or the making of a film

set in British & World English

(Of something unpleasant or unwelcome) begin and seem likely to continue

set-in British & World English

(Of a sleeve) made separately and inset into a garment

set on British & World English

Attack (someone) violently

set to British & World English

Begin doing something vigorously

set-to British & World English

A fight or argument

set-up British & World English

The way in which something, especially an organization or equipment, is organized, planned, or arranged

set-to English Thesaurus

when he came on the scene, there was a right old set-to

set-up English Thesaurus

their current telecommunications set-up

on-set New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

taking place on a film set

set-to New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

set-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

box set British & World English

A set of related items, typically books or recordings, packaged together in a box and sold as a unit

jet set British & World English

Wealthy and fashionable people who travel widely and frequently for pleasure

saw set British & World English

A tool for setting the teeth of a saw so that they point in alternate directions

set off British & World English

Begin a journey

set-off British & World English

An item or amount that is or may be set off against another in the settlement of accounts

set out British & World English

Begin a journey

set-net British & World English

A fishing net fastened in position, into which fish are driven

tea set British & World English

A set of crockery for serving tea

set-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

unwanted transference of ink from one printed sheet or page to another

chess set British & World English

A chessboard and a set of chessmen


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