set the pace

Definition of set the pace

  1. :  to be the one that is at the front in a race and that controls how fast the other racers have to go —often used figuratively The company's advanced equipment sets the pace for the recording industry.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

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  1. :  rate of movement

    :  an established rate of locomotion

    :  rate of progress

  1. :  to walk with often slow or measured tread

    :  to move along :  proceed

    :  to cover at a walk

  1. :  contrary to the opinion of


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