set in; set off; set out; set up; settle down; settle for; settle in

set in
(壞天氣或不好的季節) 開始,來臨
Winter has set in; it’s started snowing.

set * off +
使爆炸,點燃
Terrorists set off a car bomb in the city centre last night. Fortunately, no one was hurt or killed.

set * off +
觸發 (警報);引起 (機械反應)
The smoke set the fire alarm off.

set off
出發,啟程,動身
We set off for work at seven-thirty.

set * off +
抵銷 (債務),使平衡
The company set off its overseas debts against its profits at home.

set * out +
陳列,呈現,展示
The figures are set out in the council’s annual report.

set out
動身,啟程,出發
The explorers set out for the South Pole yesterday morning.

set * up
安排男女見面認識
My mom set me up with her friend’s son.

set * up
陷害
I don’t think he killed those men. Somebody set him up.

set up +
安排 (約會,會議,會面等)
I set up an appointment with my doctor at 3:30 this afternoon.

set * up +
安裝 (軟體、設備等)
The technician set up the computer network perfectly.

set * up +
設立,開辦,創辦,創立 (公司,組織,機構等)
They set up a dot com company, floated it a couple of years later on the Stock Exchange and made an absolute fortune.

settle down
定居,成家,安定下來,安下心來
After years of partying and drinking, she finally got married and settled down.

settle for +
勉強接受…,勉強做…,將就著同意…
We were upset not to win and had to settle for the second prize.

settle in
(使) 習慣於…;(使) 適應於…
It took him a while to settle in when he moved to Japan.

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