set

I
adj.
opposed

1) (cannot stand alone) set against (her parents were dead set against the marriage)

ready

2) set for (we are set for the big celebration)

3) set to + inf. (we are set to begin)

4) (misc.) to get set for; (before a race) get ready, get set, go! (AE; BE has ready, steady, go!)

II
n.
collection of things used together

1) to make up a set

2) to break, break up a set

3) a carving; chemistry; chess; tea set

group of six or more games

(tennis)

4) to play a set

5) to lose; win a set

apparatus

6) a radio; television, TV set

clique

7) the fast (old-fashioned); international; jet; smart (old-fashioned) set (to belong to the jet set)

stage, film scenery

8) to dismantle, strike a set

misc.

9) to make a dead set at smb. ('to attack smb.'); ('to attempt to win smb.'s favor')

III
v.

1) (BE) (C) ('to assign') the teacher set several problems for the pupils; or: the teacher set the pupils several problems

2) (d; tr.) ('to place') to set against (to set a ladder against a wall)

3) (d; tr.) ('to pit') to set against (to set brother against brother)

4) (D; tr.) ('to arrange') to set for (to set the stage for smt.; to set a trap for smb.; to set a date for a wedding)

5) (d; tr.) ('to incite') to set on (to set dogs on a trespasser)

6) (D; tr.) ('to put') to set on (to set a price on an article)

7) (d; tr.) ('to attach') to set on (to set one's eyes on smt.)

8) (d; tr.) ('to adapt') to set to (to set a poem to music)

9) (d; intr.) to set upon ('to attack') (the wolves set upon the sheep)

10) (BE) (H) ('to assign as a task') she set them to write reports; I set myself to study these problems

11) (J) ('to compel') that set me thinking

12) (N; used with an adjective) to set smb. free

13) (P; tr.) ('to place') she set the lamp on the table

14) (misc.) to set an example for smb.; to set smt. apart; to set store by smb. ('to rely on smb.'); to set fire to ('to ignite'); to set a match to ('to ignite'); to set one's mind to do smt. ('to resolve to do smt.'); to set smt. in motion; to set one's sights on ('to aspire to') to set sail for ('to leave by ship for')

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[set]
(before a race) get ready
break up a set
get set
international
or: the teacher set the pupils several problems
strike a set
to set smt. apart
to set smt. in motion
win a set
to set a match to ('to ignite')
to set fire to ('to ignite')
to set one's sights on ('to aspire to') to set sail for ('to leave by ship for')
to set store by smb. ('to rely on smb. ')
to set one's mind to do smt. ('to resolve to do smt. ')
go! (AE; BE has ready, steady, go!)
tea set (tennis; 'group of six or more games')
smart (old-fashioned) set (to belong to the jet set)
(BE) (C) ('to assign') the teacher set several problems for the pupils
(BE) (H) ('to assign as a task') she set them to write reports
(J) ('to compel') that set me thinking
(N; used with an adjective) to set smb. free
(P; tr.) ('to place') she set the lamp on the table
(misc.) to get set for
(misc.) to set an example for smb.
['apparatus'] a radio
['collection of things used together'] to make up a set
['stage, film scenery'] to dismantle
a carving
set myself to study these problems
to break
to lose
to play a set
['misc. '] to make a dead set at smb. ('to attack smb. ')
['opposed'] (cannot stand alone) set against (her parents were dead set against the marriage)
['clique'] the fast (old-fashioned)
(d; intr.) to set upon (the wolves set upon the sheep; 'to attack')
(d; tr.) ('to place') to set against (to set a ladder against a wall)
(d; tr.) ('to adapt') to set to (to set a poem to music)
(D; tr.) ('to put') to set on (to set a price on an article)
(d; tr.) ('to pit') to set against (to set brother against brother)
(d; tr.) ('to incite') to set on (to set dogs on a trespasser)
(d; tr.) ('to attach') to set on (to set one's eyes on smt.)
(D; tr.) ('to arrange') to set for (to set the stage for smt.; to set a trap for smb.; to set a date for a wedding)
['ready'] set for (we are set for the big celebration)
set to + inf. (we are set to begin)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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