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(of something unpleasant or unwelcome) begin and seem likely to continue.‘less hardy plants should be brought inside before cold weather sets in’
begin, start, arrive, come, develop, become established, get under way, settle inView synonyms
- ‘But to get the real benefits of cheaper gas and electricity as the cold weather sets in, it is best to act now.’
- ‘In the past she has shown she is not easily cowed, but she said a deep fatigue was setting in.’
- ‘If the battery is healthy, it is a good idea to check the terminals and smear them with petroleum jelly to stop corrosion setting in.’
- ‘As cooler weather sets in over autumn and winter the plants die down and become dormant.’
- ‘According to his research, people feel that middle age begins at 49 and old age sets in at 65.’
- ‘There must be a commitment to continuous improvement, otherwise complacency sets in.’
- ‘Surgeons have to remove damaged skin quickly and replace it to prevent infection from setting in.’
- ‘It takes a very focused mind indeed to do this without listener boredom setting in.’
- ‘Before the cold weather sets in, have your central heating serviced to ensure you keep your energy bills down.’
- ‘As the boats were being lowered the Tuscania took on a list to starboard and panic began to set in.’
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