See also: setin

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set in (third-person singular simple present sets in, present participle setting in, simple past and past participle set in)

  1. To take root, become established.
    That was the point at which the rot set in.
    • 1960 March, “The January blizzard in the North-East of Scotland”, in Trains Illustrated, page 137:
      By the afternoon it seemed as if the storm had passed and that frost was setting in; but in the evening the wind rose to gale force, bringing telegraph poles down like skittles and tangling power and telephone lines.

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