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    look set to

    Israel's current ruling coalition, which includes the centrist Independence party headed by Defence Minister Ehud Barak, holds 66 seats, but a poll published earlier this month in Haaretz newspaper showed that even without Barak's faction, Netanyahu and his allies looked set to increase their number of seats to 68.

    Does "look set" here mean "likely to do something"?
    I think the verb "look" is a linking verb and "set" is an adjective. Is this right?

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    Re: look set to

    He looks = He appears to be
    Set = ready OR likely

    He looks set to win the election = It appears that he is likely to win.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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