1. phrasal verb If one argument or fact is set against another, it is considered in relation to it. [be V-ed P n] ⇒ These are relatively small points when set against her expertise on so many other issues. [be V-ed P n] ⇒ £1,000 was a considerable sum in those days and particularly when set against the maximum wage. [Also V n P n] 2. phrasal verb → set To set one person against another means to cause them to become enemies or rivals. [V n P n] ⇒ The case has set neighbour against neighbour in the village.
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