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Definition of preset verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they preset
    he / she / it presets
    past simple preset
    -ing form presetting
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  1. 1to set the controls of a piece of electrical equipment so that it will start to work at a particular time preset something to do something You can preset the thermostat to make the heat come on when you want it to. preset something to preset TV channels/radio stations (= to set the controls so that particular channels are selected when you press particular buttons)
  2. 2[usually passive] preset something to decide something in advance They kept to the preset route.
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