set in

set in(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to become established)
a. instalarse
Fear has now set in, and nobody is willing to run any risk.Se ha instalado el temor, y nadie está dispuesto a correr riesgo alguno.
b. caer
Let's return home before night sets in.Volvamos a casa antes de que caiga la noche.
c. arraigarse
The infection has set in, and antibiotics do not seem to work.La infección se ha arraigado, y los antibióticos no parecen funcionar.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to embed)
a. engastar
The jeweler set the ruby in the ring.El joyero engastó el rubí en el anillo.
b. encastrar
The carpenter set a piece of metal in the tabletop.El carpintero encastró un pedazo de metal en el tablero de la mesa.
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set in
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (fog, winter)
a. instalarse
2. (night)
a. caer
3. (mood, infection)
a. arraigar
set in
[+bad weather] establecerse; [+winter, rain, snow] empezar; [+night] caer
the rain has set in for the night la lluvia continuará toda la noche; the rain has really set in now ahora está lloviendo de verdad; the reaction set in after the war la reacción se afianzó después de la guerra
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