- 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 [often passive] reset something to place something in the correct position again to reset a broken bone His left arm was reset.
NAmE//ˌriˈsɛt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reset
he / she / it resets
past simple reset
-ing form resetting