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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyset down
he/she/itsets down
present participlesetting down
past tenseset down
past participleset down
  1. 1
    to write something on a piece of paper so that it will not be forgotten and can be looked at later

    She set all these events down in her diary.

  2. 2
    formal to state officially how something should be done

    These conditions were set down by the United Nations.

  3. 3
    to consider something in a particular way

    He set the whole experience down as a failure.

  4. 4
    British formal to stop a vehicle so that a passenger can get out
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