set one straight
phrasal to correct someone by providing accurate information

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • set — /set/, v., set, setting, n., adj., interj. v.t. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something …   Universalium

  • set — [set] vt. set, setting [ME setten < OE settan (akin to Ger setzen & Goth satjan < Gmc * satjan), caus. formation “to cause to sit” < base of SIT] 1. to place in a sitting position; cause to sit; seat 2. a) to cause (a fowl) to sit on… …   English World dictionary

  • straight — 1 /streIt/ adverb 1 IN A STRAIGHT LINE moving in a straight line: straight ahead/at/down/in front of etc: The book is on the table straight in front of you. | She was looking straight at me. | We re stuck in the middle of the road with this truck …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • set — set1 W1S1 [set] v past tense and past participle set present participle setting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put)¦ 2¦(put into surface)¦ 3¦(story)¦ 4¦(consider)¦ 5¦(establish something)¦ 6¦(start something happening)¦ 7¦(decide something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • set — 1 /set/ verb past tense and past participle set PUT DOWN 1 PUT (transitive always + adv/prep) to carefully put something down somewhere, especially something that is difficult to carry: set sth down/on etc: She set the tray down on a table next… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • set — [c]/sɛt / (say set) verb (set, setting) –verb (t) 1. to put in a particular place or position: to set a vase on a table. 2. to put into some condition or relation: to set a house on fire. 3. to apply: to set fire to a house. 4. to cause to begin …   Australian English dictionary

  • Set (mathematics) — This article gives an introduction to what mathematicians call intuitive or naive set theory; for a more detailed account see Naive set theory. For a rigorous modern axiomatic treatment of sets, see Set theory. The intersection of two sets is… …   Wikipedia

  • straight — straightly, adv. straightness, n. /strayt/, adj. straighter, straightest, adv., n. adj. 1. without a bend, angle, or curve; not curved; direct: a straight path. 2. exactly vertical or horizontal; in a perfectly vertical or horizontal plane: a… …   Universalium

  • straight — [[t]streɪt[/t]] adj. er, est, adv. n. 1) without a bend, angle, wave, or curve 2) exactly vertical or horizontal 3) (of a line) generated by a point moving at a constant velocity with respect to another point 4) evenly or uprightly formed or set …   From formal English to slang

  • set — [[t]sɛt[/t]] v. set, set•ting, n. adj. 1) to put (something or someone) in a particular place, position, or posture: to set a vase on a table; Set the baby on her feet[/ex] 2) to put or cause to pass into some condition: to set a house on fire;… …   From formal English to slang

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