Phrasal Verbs with SET
to start doing something
They set about designing a new program.
to keep or save something for a particular purpose
We need to set some money aside for the trip.
to not let something influence you
They agreed to set aside their differences and work together.
to make someone or something different and special
Her great passion sets her apart from the other teachers.
to cause someone to oppose another person
The civil war set brother against brother.
to delay the progress of someone or something
A lack of funding has set back research on the disease.
to cost someone a particular amount of money
It’s a useful gadget and will only set you back $20.
to create a rule, requirement, etc.
They must follow the guidelines set down by the committee.
to begin a journey
They set forth on a voyage into the unknown.
to present or explain something in a clear, organized way
She set forth the basis of her approach to teaching students.
to start a journey
They set off early the next morning.
to cause something to start or happen
The invasion set off a major international crisis.
to make an alarm start ringing
The thick smoke set off the fire alarms.
to start doing something with a particular aim
They set out to discover a cure for the disease.
to explain, describe, or arrange something
She sets out her plans for the department in her report.
to start a company, organization etc.
He plans to set up his own business.
to arrange for something to happen
I’ll set up a meeting for Wednesday.
to build or put a structure in a particular place
They have set up roadblocks around the city.
to prepare something for use
I need help to set up the equipment.
to trick someone by making them appear guilty of something
He claims that he’s innocent and someone set him up.