verb

definition

put or bring into a specified state.

example

the Home Secretary set in motion a review of the law

definition

(of a tide or current) take or have a specified direction or course.

example

a fair tide can be carried well past Land's End before the stream sets to the north

definition

start (a fire).

example

the school had been broken into and the fire had been set

definition

(of blossom or a tree) form into or produce (fruit).

example

wait until first flowers have set fruit before planting out the peppers

definition

sit.

example

the rest of them people just set there goggle-eyed for a minute

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