Here is a list of phrasal verbs with set. Each expression is followed by its meaning. Example sentences are also given.
To set about something is to start doing something with determination.
- He immediately set about organizing the program.
Set someone apart
If a particular quality sets you apart, it makes you seem superior.
- Quality is what sets our products apart.
Set something aside
To set something aside is to annul a legal decision.
- The high court set aside the ruling of the lower court.
If something sets in, it begins and seems likely to continue.
- Monsoon has set in.
- Cold weather has set in.
Set off / set out
To set off or set out is to begin a journey.
- We set off in the morning.
Set something off
To set something off is to cause an alarm or a bomb to go off.
Set something forth
To set something forth is to describe it in writing or speech.
- In his speech on terrorism, he set forth his views at length.
To set on is to attack violently.
- The robbers set on the helpless travelers.
To set up is to establish a business or other organization.
- I am raising money to set up a business.