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set off

set off - Dictionary definition and meaning for word set off

Definition
(verb) put in motion or move to act
Example Sentence
  • trigger a reaction
  • actuate the circuits

Definition
(verb) leave
Example Sentence
  • The family took off for Florida

Definition
(verb) direct attention to, as if by means of contrast
Synonyms : bring out
Example Sentence
  • This dress accentuates your nice figure!
  • I set off these words by brackets

Definition
(verb) cause to burst with a violent release of energy
Synonyms : blow up , detonate , explode
Example Sentence
  • We exploded the nuclear bomb

Definition
(verb) make up for
Synonyms : cancel , offset
Example Sentence
  • His skills offset his opponent's superior strength

Definition
(verb) set in motion or cause to begin
Example Sentence
  • The guide set the tour off to a good start

Definition
(verb) provoke or stir up
Synonyms : incite , instigate , stir up
Example Sentence
  • incite a riot
  • set off great unrest among the people

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