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  • 101 set — I [[t]se̱t[/t]] NOUN USES ♦ sets 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A set of things is a number of things that belong together or that are thought of as a group. There must be one set of laws for the whole of the country... I might need a spare set of… …

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  • 102 set — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 group of similar things ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, entire, full, whole ▪ broad, comprehensive, huge, large …

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  • 103 set against — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms set against : present tense I/you/we/they set against he/she/it sets against present participle setting against past tense set against past participle set against 1) set something against something to compare… …

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  • 104 set in motion — put in motion they have set in motion a formal review of the law Syn: start, commence, begin, activate, initiate, launch, get underway, get going, get off the ground; trigger off, set off, spark off, generate, cause …

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  • 105 set in motion — verb get going; give impetus to (Freq. 4) launch a career Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process • Syn: ↑launch • Hypernyms: ↑move, ↑displace …

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  • 106 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;… …

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  • 107 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 …

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  • 108 off — off1 [ ɔf, af ] function word *** Off can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: He waved and drove off. She took her coat off and hung it up. My house is a long way off. as a preposition: She got off the bus at the next stop. Keep off the… …

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  • 109 off — ♦ (The preposition is pronounced [[t]ɒf, AM ɔːf[/t]]. The adverb is pronounced [[t]ɒ̱f, AM ɔ͟ːf[/t]]) 1) PREP If something is taken off something else or moves off it, it is no longer touching that thing. He took his feet off the desk... I took… …

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  • 110 set — I verb 1) Beth set the bag on the table Syn: put (down), place, lay, deposit, position, settle, leave, stand, plant, posit; informal stick, dump, park, plunk 2) the cottage is set on a hill …

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  • 111 off — I UK [ɒf] / US [ɔf] / US [ɑf] adjective, adverb, preposition *** Summary: Off can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: He waved and drove off. ♦ She took her coat off and hung it up. ♦ My house is a long way off. as a preposition: She got …

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  • 112 ˌset sth ˈoff — phrasal verb 1) to cause something to operate or to explode Jeff pushed open the front door, which set off the alarm.[/ex] 2) to cause a situation or a series of events to happen The price rises could set off mass protests.[/ex] …

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  • 113 set, sit — Predominantly a transitive verb, set means to put, to place : Set the box on the floor, please. Sit is predominantly an intransitive verb with a basic meaning of to place oneself : When I sit down, you come and sit beside me. Set used for sit,… …

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  • 114 set — I verb 1) Beth set the bag on the table Syn: put (down), place, lay, deposit, position, settle, leave, stand, plant; informal stick, dump, park, plonk, pop 2) the fence is set in concrete …

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  • 115 set out — 1) PHRASAL VERB When you set out, you start a journey. [V P prep/adv] When setting out on a long walk, always wear suitable boots. [Also V P] Syn: set off 2) PHRASAL VERB If you set out to do something, you start trying to do it. [V P to inf] He… …

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  • 116 set —   1. To place. Kau; ho onoho (as table, bones, type); ho omoe, ho omoemoe, ku u, au (as line or net); ōniu, ulele (as type); mau (as a wager); napo o, welo (of sun); kōkō (bones by applying pressure); pa ihi, hao ā pa ihi (as sails); kāpili (as… …

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  • 117 Off the Map (travelogue) — This article is about the travelogue. For other uses, see Off the map (disambiguation). Off the Map   …

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  • 118 set out — 1) he set out early See set off 1) 2) the gifts were set out on tables Syn: arrange, lay out, put out, array, dispose, display, exhibit 3) they set out some guidelines Syn …

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  • 119 set out — {v.} 1. To leave on a journey or voyage. * /The Pilgrims set out for the New World./ Compare: SET FORTH(2), SET OFF(4), START OUT. 2. To decide and begin to try; attempt. * /George set out to improve his pitching./ 3. To plant in the ground. *… …

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  • 120 set out — {v.} 1. To leave on a journey or voyage. * /The Pilgrims set out for the New World./ Compare: SET FORTH(2), SET OFF(4), START OUT. 2. To decide and begin to try; attempt. * /George set out to improve his pitching./ 3. To plant in the ground. *… …

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