Definition of inset verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    inset

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈɪnset//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnset//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inset
    BrE BrE//ˈɪnset//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnset//
     
    he / she / it insets
    BrE BrE//ˈɪnsets//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnsets//
     
    past simple inset
    BrE BrE//ˈɪnset//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnset//
     
    past participle inset
    BrE BrE//ˈɪnset//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnset//
     
    -ing form insetting
    BrE BrE//ˈɪnsetɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnsetɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 2inset something (into something) to put a small picture, map, etc. inside the borders of a bigger one
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inset

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