put sth somewhere; fix; arrange
(sun, moon etc.) go down from the sky
(of plants) form and develop seed or fruit
a group of similar things that belong together in some way
device for receiving radio or television signals
arranged in advance or settled
fixed and unchanging
"a set of books"
"a set of golf clubs"
"a set of teeth"
"the set of prime numbers is infinite"
"he did four sets of the incline bench press"
"the sets were meticulously authentic"
"the smart set goes there"
"they were an angry lot"
"the set of his mind was obvious"
"he gave a final set to his hat"
"they played two sets of tennis after dinner"
"the hardening of concrete"
"he tested the set of the glue"
"before the set of sun"
"the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"
"his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set"
"the early sets ran on storage batteries"
"in no fit state to continue"
"fit to drop"
"laughing fit to burst"
"she was fit to scream"
"primed for a fight"
"we are set to go at any time"
"with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"
"his bearded face already has a set hollow look"
"a face rigid with pain"
"valuable centrally located urban land"
"strategically placed artillery"
"a house set on a hilltop"
"nicely situated on a quiet riverbank"
"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
"stones laid in a pattern"
"the moon is set"
"date and place are already determined"
"the dictated terms of surrender"
"the time set for the launching"
"Put your things here"
"Set the tray down"
"Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"
"Place emphasis on a certain point"
"set the rules"
"fix the variables"
"specify the parameters"
"set a record"
"set the house afire"
"The goldsmith set the diamond"
"Get the children ready for school!"
"prepare for war"
"I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
"set clocks or instruments"
"The film is set in Africa"
"the sun sets early these days"
"set this poem to music"
"Let's plant flowers in the garden"
"set fire to a building"
"the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"
"My book will be typeset nicely"
"set these words in italics"
"set a broken bone"
"The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"
"the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"
"We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
"rig a ship"
"set up an experiment"
"set the table"
"lay out the tools for the surgery"
"Adjust the clock, please"
"correct the alignment of the front wheels"
"the apple trees fructify"
"dress my hair for the wedding"
A girl..who made a dead set at me.
A direct set upon Phil was made by the satirical young rogues.
出自： A. Mayhew
Almost every member of the British Press made a dead set for the hosiery counter.
A set of smugglers, gipsies, and other desperadoes.
出自： Sir W. Scott
He moved in a fast set of hard-smoking and hard-swearing cronies.
出自： C. Connolly
All the girls..in her set round the village are buying Miele dishwashers.
出自： M. Bradbury
A well-designed set out table!
出自： B. H. Malkin
Those believers..who will not..deal with a set-apart ministry.
出自： G. Priestland
Who setting us upon Camels, conducted us to Mazna.
出自： S. Johnson
Set a beggar on horseback, and he'll ride to the Devil.
We set about our task at once with great enthusiasm.
I must set about my packing.
Mother set about making tea.
He set about writing his report.
He asked me how he should set about learning the German language.
I will set about seeing him off.
我就去送他。 set about sb
If those boys steal any more of my fruit,I'll set about them with my spade.
In a very forceful speech he set about his critics.
Don't set about him; he doesn't know what's been going on.
I set the basket against the door, hoping that the housekeeper would find it.
The plank was set against the wall.
木板靠着墙壁。 set against sth
The trees looked bare and threatening, set against the darkening sky.
那些树在灰暗的天空映衬下,显得裸秃可怕。 set sth against sth
Diamonds look best when they are set against black cloth.
钻石用黑纱映衬显得最美。 set sth against sth
Setting the results against those of the last election, we can see a clear improvement.
把这次的选举结果和上次的相比较,我们可以看到明显的进步。 set sth against sth
We must set the cost against the advantages of the new invention.
But there is a disadvantage to be set against this fact.
尽管事实如此,相比之下,仍有不利之处。 set sb/sth against sb/sth
The civil war set brother against brother.
She accused her husband of setting their children against her.
Let's set some white flowers among the blue ones.
朝拜的人们把他们的供品置于神像的脚下。 set sth at sth
The rate of interest is set at 11.5％.
利率定为11.5％。 set sth at sth
I set the value of the horse at 134 pounds.
His income can be set at ￡9000 a year.
估计他的收入每年大约能达到9000英镑。 set one's cap at sb
It's no use that new secretary set her cap at the director, he's not interested in women.
新秘书想勾引主任,那是徒劳的,他对女人不感兴趣。 set sth at defiance
One mustn't set the law at defiance.
The prisoner's refusal to answer has set the court at defiance, and he must be punished.
囚犯拒绝回答,实属蔑视法庭,必须予以惩处。 set sb at his ease
His behaviour did nothing to set me at my ease.
他的行为无法使我安心。 set sth at naught
Most election promises can be set at naught.
All our victories are set at naught if we lose sight of our principles.
Please set these chairs by the window.
He set me down in a comfortable chair.
They bought some drinks at the bar then set themselves down at a table.
The desk was set down before the window.
把写字台放在窗前。 set sth ⇔ down
We had to set down the rules for the behaviour of the members.
You knew the hearing was set down today.
你当时知道审讯于今天举行。 set down
We set down in a heavy fog.
我们在浓雾中降落。 set sth ⇔ down
The pilot was able to set the damaged plane down safely in a field.
那位飞行员终于把已损坏的飞机安全地降落在一片旷野上。 set sb ⇔ down
Please set me down at the street corner.
The second passenger asked to be set down at the church.
第二位乘客请求在教堂前下车。 set sth ⇔ down
She listened attentively and set down every word he said.
她专心听着,把他说的话一字不漏地记下来。 set sth ⇔ down
The areas of future redevelopment are set down clearly on the map.
Monday has been set down for the next meeting.
The troop set forth on their ten-mile hike early.
They set forth in three small boats.
他们分乘三条小船出发了。 set forth sth
The Prime Minister set forth the aims of his government in a television broadcast.
In his preface the author set forth his reasons for writing the book.
His views were fully set forth in a written statement.
他的观点在一篇书面声明中得到了充分的阐述。 set forth sth
Many newly-unearthed cultural relics are set forth in the exhibition hall.
为什么不把桌子向前移动一点呢? set forward
The climbers set forward towards the mountain in bright weather.
天气晴朗,登山运动员向着那座山出发了。 set sth ⇔ forward
He set forward several practical proposals.
The committee's plans are set forward in the report.
报告中阐述了委员会的计划。 set sth ⇔ forward
We shall have to set the meeting forward because of the holiday next week.
下周休假,我们得把会议提前。 set sth ⇔ forward
Please set forward your watches an hour.
Set the glass in carefully so that it fits the window frame exactly.
把玻璃小心地嵌入,使其与窗框恰好吻合。 set in
Commerce in the urban districts has been carried on smoothly since winter set in.
Fungus set in and killed the plants.
You'd better paint the woodwork before decay sets in.
An infection has set in, and his leg will have to be removed.
伤口受到感染,他的腿只好锯掉。 set sth ⇔ in
You'd better set in the sleeves first.
你最好先把衣袖缝上去。 set sth ⇔ in
The scenery does not fill the space properly, we should set in an additional piece here.
The novel is set in pre-war London.
这部小说以战前的伦敦为背景。 set sth ⇔ in
The next three sentences should be set in.
下面的三句应该缩排。 set in
The wind began to set in at noon.
The wind set in strongly.
The current sets in towards the shore.
潮水向岸边涌来。 set sth ⇔ in
The captain set the ship in.
It's time to set the ship in.
We will set off at six o'clock tomorrow morning.
They've set off on a trip round the world.
We set off at dawn so that we could get to the coast before lunch time.
Chichester set off once more in spite of his friends' attempts to dissuade him.
奇切思特不顾朋友们的劝阻,再次启程远航。 set sb/sth ⇔ off
She had stopped crying but his shouting set her off again.
That strike set off a series of strikes throughout the country.
那场罢工引起了全国的罢工浪潮。 set sb ⇔ off v-ing
That set all of them off laughing again.
Don't mention the war! You'll set grandfather off reminiscing for hours.
不要提那场战争,你会让爷爷几个小时都沉浸在往事的回忆中。 set sth ⇔ off
The gold frame sets off the painting very well.
That dress sets off her jewellery to perfection.
Her great wealth, as he thought, set off her plain face.
他认为她的巨额财富足以补偿其貌不扬。 set sth ⇔ off
Be careful that you don't set the fireworks off by mistake.
The children are setting fireworks off in the garden.
敌人已靠近我们了,冲啊! set sb ⇔ on
He tried in vain to set on the crew of the ship to rebellion.
I refuse to have that child to the party, he always sets the others on.
我拒绝让那孩子参加晚会,他老挑唆其他孩子。 set sb ⇔ on
Trade was so good that the firm was able to set on more workers.
He set his hand on my shoulder comfortingly.
He set the camera on automatic.
他把照相机调到自动挡位。 set sth on sb
I'll set my dog on you if you don't leave at once!
He set the dog on the thief.
他放狗去咬那个贼。 set on sb
The youths set on the old man and robbed him.
She was set on by a thief in the park.
They set out for Britain yesterday.
Early the next morning he set out on foot for Changsha.
第二天一早,他就动身步行去长沙。 set out to-v
The government has set out to make many needed reforms.
政府开始进行许多必要的改革。 set sth ⇔ out
He set out all the pieces on the floor.
John expects to have an opportunity to set out his plan at the next meeting.
The room is set out with pictures.
All the sales were set out on the stall.
My plans for the firm have been set out in this document.
John set his lips to the class.
He set a match to the dry timber.
他用火柴去点燃那干木头。 set to sb
Set to your partner.
转向你的舞伴。 set sth to sth
The composer set a sonnet to music.
Many of Burns's poems were set to music.
政府控制工资与物价的计划遭到强烈的反对,使他们只好作罢。 set oneself up against sb/sth
If you set yourself up against an international company of that size, you can expect failure.
要想当律师就得花钱。 set sb ⇔ up as sth
His father lent him some money to set him up as a shoe-maker.
他父亲借给他一些钱,让他做制鞋生意。 set up as sb/sth
He sets up as a leader in the scientific field, but many other scientists disagree with him.
The sky was set with countless stars.
The sun has set.
I have set him a task.
I have set him to a task.
The joke set all of us laughing.
She set her cat to catch mice.
He has set himself to read through the long novel.
误 Soon after the fireworks were launched, they shot across the sky like meteors
正 Soon after the fireworks were set off, they shot across the sky like meteors.
析 launch 一般用于使(船)下水(launch a ship)或发射人造卫星(launch a man-made satellite),发射导弹(launch a missile),发射宇宙飞船(launch a spacecraft)等现代武器或科学仪器等。“放烟火”英语说set off/shoot off/let off fireworks。
误 Early in the morning I set out to go to Beijing.
正 Early in the morning I set out for Beijing.
析 set out to- v 表示“开始做…”,表示“动身到某地去”可用set out for somewhere。
误 Tom set about to write his paper.
正 Tom set about writing his paper.
析 set about 作“着手或开始做某事”解,后面如跟非谓语动词作宾语,则需用动名词形式,不跟动词不定式。另外, set about后面还可以跟名词或名词短语作宾语。
误 He ought to set a better example for his children.
正 He ought to set a better example to his children.
析 set a good better example to sb 是习惯用法,作“(给某人)树立榜样”解,其中介词 to不能用for替代。也可用 set sb a good example的结构表达相同的意思。
误 Once Mary sets her mind in sth she wouldn't easily give up.
正 Once Mary sets her mind on sth she wouldn't easily give up.
析 set one's mind on是固定短语用法,表示“一心想做(某事)或得到(某物)”,介词 on不能用 in替代。还可用 set one's heart on来表示同样的含义。
误 Having said farewell to their friends, they set off to home.
正 Having said farewell to their friends, they set off for home.
析 表达“动身去…”或“出发去…”往往用set off for (a place)的结构,介词 for不能用to替代。
误 They set the fire to the house.
正 They set fire to the house.
析 set fire to作“放火”或“纵火”解, fire前面不加冠词。
误 Someone set free the prisoners by cutting through the bars.
正 Someone set the prisoners free by cutting through the bars.
析 set sb free为习惯用法,表示“释放(某人)”,这里宾语sb 必须放在set和 free之间,不能置后。
误 The sun rises from the east and sets down to the west.
正 The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
析 表示日月星辰降落需搭配介词 in。set这里本身就是go down的意思,所以无需再加down。
误 I set my watch with the church bell.
正 I set my watch by the church bell.
析 set one's watch by 是“根据…对表”的意思, by 表示“依据”。
误 They will set sail to Hawaii on Wednesday.
正 They will set sail for Hawaii on Wednesday.
析 set sail for是固定短语,表示“启航去某地”,介词for不可换用to。
误 My friend gave me a set of Long March memorial stamps.
正 My friend gave me a series of Long March memorial stamps.
析 set 表示的“套”侧重于成组事物本身结构上的完整性, series 表示的“套”侧重于成组事物按年代排列或情节发展的连续性。