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Definition of reset verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reset
    he / she / it resets
    past simple reset
    -ing form resetting
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  1. 1reset something (to something) reset something to do something to change a machine, an instrument, or a control so that it gives a different time or number or is ready to use again You need to reset your watch to local time. I've reset the heating to stay on all day.
  2. 2[often passive] reset something to place something in the correct position again to reset a broken bone His left arm was reset.
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