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set-in

adjective \ ˈset-ˈin \

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


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set-in

noun \ ˈset-ˌin \

Definition of set-in

First Known Use of set-in

1953


set in

verb

Definition of set in

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

Examples of set in in a Sentence

  1. a cold spell set in sometime last week

First Known Use of set in

15th century


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