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adjective set pronunciation in American English /set/
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  1. 1
    [usually before noun] already decided or agreed
    There’s no set time limit for the job.
    He charges a set fee for his services.
  2. 2
    [never before noun] ready to do something
    get set: On your marks, get set, go!
    set for: The top contenders are set for the showdown at next week’s championship.
    be all set (for something): Are you all set for the party tonight?
    be all set to do something: I was all set to do it myself when he finally showed up.
  3. 3
    [never before noun] likely to do something
    set for: The museum is set for a major expansion.
    be set to do something: The costs of many imports are set to rise under the new trade proposals.
    look set to do something: Rosenthal looks set to miss the game because of injury.
  4. 4
    not willing to change your opinion or way of doing things
    be set in your ways: He’s old and stubborn and set in his ways.
    1. a.
      used about peoples ideas or behavior
      She has very set ideas about how to raise children.
  5. 5
    [only before noun] a set smile or expression does not change, and often hides what someone is really thinking
    Iris stared in front of her with a set expression, making no response.
  6. 6
    [only before noun] a set meal in a restaurant or hotel offers a limited choice of different foods for a fixed price
    Dinner is a set menu of three courses.

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