inset

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English insetten, from Old English insettan ‎(to set in, institute, appoint), equivalent to in- +‎ set. Cognate with Dutch inzetten ‎(to insert, set in), Low German insetten ‎(to set in), German einsetzen ‎(to insert, employ), Danish indsætte ‎(to insert), Swedish insätta ‎(to inset, induct, institute), Icelandic innsetja ‎(to install).

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Verb[edit]

inset ‎(third-person singular simple present insets, present participle insetting, simple past and past participle inset or insetted)

  1. (transitive) To set in; infix or implant.
  2. (transitive) To insert something.
  3. (transitive) To add an inset to something.

Noun[edit]

inset ‎(plural insets)

  1. a smaller thing set into a larger thing; such as a small picture inside a larger one
  2. anything inserted
  3. a small piece of material used to strengthen a garment

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