Also, put right.
Place something in proper position; also, repair something. For example, Your tie is lopsided; let me set it right, or The faucets were in backwards but the plumber will soon put them right. [ Second half of 1500s ]
Correct someone, as in They thought he was married but he quickly set them right.
Make something accurate or fair, as in He offered to pay for the meal to put things right . Also see set straight
verb (used with object), set, setting. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over the new […]
noun 1. a screw passing through a threaded hole in a part to tighten the contact of that part with another, as of a collar with the shaft on which it fits. noun 1. a screw that fits into the boss or hub of a wheel, coupling, cam, etc, and prevents motion of the part […]
noun, Basketball. 1. a shot with two hands from a point relatively distant from the basket, in which a player stands still and shoots the ball usually from chest level.
- Set someone back
set someone back