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set-in

adjective \ ˈset-ˈin \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of set-in

1 : placed, located, or built as a part of some other construction
  • a set-in bookcase
  • a set-in washbasin
2 : cut separately and stitched in
  • set-in sleeves

First Known Use of set-in

1534

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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set-in

noun \ ˈset-ˌin \

Definition of set-in

: insert

First Known Use of set-in

1953

in the meaning defined above

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set in

verb

Definition of set in

: insert; especially : to stitch (a small part) within a large article
  • set in a sleeve of a dress
: to become established

Examples of set in in a Sentence

  1. a cold spell set in sometime last week

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First Known Use of set in

15th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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