set


set
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noun
1 group of similar things
ADJECTIVE
complete, entire, full, whole
broad, comprehensive, huge, large
common

These two species share a common set of characteristics.

standard
matched, matching

a necklace with a matching set of earrings

unique
closed, finite

We have a finite set of options.

A grammatical choice is drawn from a closed set of options.

open
complex, diverse
data, instruction

a computer's instruction set

chemistry, chess, drum (esp. AmE), train
dinner, tea
box, boxed, DVD
two-disc/two-disk, three-CD, etc.

The series is available in a three-DVD box set.

skill

This job requires a completely different skill set.

VERB + SET
complete

She won a silver medal in the long jump to complete her set (= of all three types of medal).

SET + VERB
comprise sth, consist of sth
contain
include
PREPOSITION
in a/the set

There are ten pictures in the set.

set of

a set of clothes/doors/keys/stairs/tools

a set of conditions/guidelines/instructions/principles/rules

a set of beliefs/ideas/standards/values

a set of circumstances/challenges/issues/problems/questions

a set of data/facts/figures/numbers/results

PHRASES
one of a set, part of a set

The plate is part of a set.

2 scenery for play or film/movie
ADJECTIVE
film (esp. BrE), movie (esp. AmE), stage, studio
VERB + SET
design
build, construct
SET + NOUN
design, designer

The locations and set designs were fabulous.

PREPOSITION
off set

Off set, the two actors became close friends.

on (the) set

The crew had a lot of fun on set.

All the cast stayed on the set throughout.

3 in tennis
VERB + SET
play
clinch (BrE), win
level (BrE)

She had two break points to level the set.

lose
SET + NOUN
point
PHRASES
in straight sets

Nadal won in straight sets (= his opponent won none).

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verb
Set is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cement, ↑concrete, ↑custard, ↑face, ↑glue, ↑jaw, ↑jelly, ↑moon, ↑mouth, ↑sun
Set is used with these nouns as the object: ↑agenda, ↑aim, ↑alarm, ↑assignment, ↑bail, ↑boundary, ↑budget, ↑ceiling, ↑clock, ↑condition, ↑course, ↑criterion, ↑date, ↑deadline, ↑dial, ↑diamond, ↑direction, ↑exam, ↑examination, ↑example, ↑expectation, ↑fashion, ↑fee, ↑foundation, ↑framework, ↑fuse, ↑goal, ↑groundwork, ↑harp, ↑homework, ↑jaw, ↑level, ↑lever, ↑limit, ↑lyrics, ↑margin, ↑mark, ↑meeting, ↑mood, ↑objective, ↑pace, ↑paper, ↑pattern, ↑place, ↑policy, ↑precedent, ↑price, ↑priority, ↑quota, ↑rate, ↑record, ↑restriction, ↑scene, ↑seed, ↑speed limit, ↑stage, ↑standard, ↑stone, ↑table, ↑target, ↑tariff, ↑task, ↑tempo, ↑term, ↑test, ↑text, ↑threshold, ↑time, ↑timetable, ↑tone, ↑trap, ↑trend, ↑value, ↑VCR, ↑video, ↑wage, ↑watch
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adj.
1 ready
VERBS
be, look, seem
get (used when starting a race)

Get set … Go!

ADVERB
all

Are you all set? Let's go!

PREPOSITION
for

The Italian team looks set for victory.

2 determined
VERBS
be
ADVERB
dead
PREPOSITION
against

Her father is dead set against the marriage.

on

The government is now set on increasing taxes.

Set is used with these nouns: ↑book, ↑face, ↑fee, ↑jaw, ↑limit, ↑lunch, ↑menu, ↑number, ↑pattern, ↑period, ↑piece, ↑routine, ↑text

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