- 1[usually passive] to fix something into the surface of something else, especially as a decoration inset A (with B) The tables were inset with ceramic tiles. inset B (into A) Ceramic tiles were inset into the tables.
- 2inset something (into something) to put a small picture, map, etc. inside the borders of a bigger one
NAmE//ˈɪnsɛt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inset
he / she / it insets
past simple insetted
-ing form insetting