Definition of set (something) on its earinformal
- She set the racing world on its ear by winning several major races.
- His early recordings set the jazz world on its ear.
: to cause to sit : place in or on a seat
: to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them
: to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator
: the act or action of setting
: the condition of being set
: a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together
: intent, determined
: intentional, premeditated
: fixed by authority or appointment : prescribed, specified
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: the characteristic vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium consisting in the typical mammal of a sound-collecting outer ear separated by the tympanic membrane from a sound-transmitting middle ear that in turn is separated from a sensory inner ear by membranous fenestrae
: any of various organs (as of a fish) capable of detecting vibratory motion
: the external ear of humans and most mammals
: the fruiting spike of a cereal (such as wheat or corn) including both the seeds and protective structures
: to form ears in growing
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