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set off phrasal verb (see also )


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set off
[verb]
Synonyms:
- leave, depart, embark, start out
- detonate, explode, ignite
English Thesaurus: explode, go off, blow up, erupt, burst, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

set off phrasal verb (see also set)

1. to start to go somewhere:
I’ll set off early to avoid the traffic.
set off for
Jerry and I set off on foot for the beach.

2. set something ↔ off to make something start happening, especially when you do not intend to do so:
News that the claims might be true set off widespread panic.
Hong Kong’s stock market fell, setting off a global financial crisis.

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In written English, people often say that something triggers a particular reaction or event, rather than sets it off, because it sounds more formal:
This could trigger a global financial crisis.

3. set something ↔ off to make an alarm start ringing:
Smoke from a cigarette will not normally set off a smoke alarm.

4. set something ↔ off to make a bomb explode, or cause an explosion:
Any movement could have set off the bomb.

5. set something ↔ off if a piece of clothing, colour, decoration etc sets something off, it makes it look attractive:
The blue sundress set off her long blonde hair.

6. set somebody off to make someone start laughing, crying, or talking about something:
Don’t mention what happened – you’ll only set her off again.

7. set something off against tax to officially record the money you have spent on something connected with your job, in order to reduce the amount of tax you have to pay:
Some expenses can be set off against tax.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

set off
set (someone) off
to cause someone to become excited and upset.
My sister was an unpredictable young woman, and I never knew what would set her off.

set off (something)
1.
to cause an explosion.
The investigation determined that he probably did not set off the blast deliberately.

Apparently the bomb was placed in a locker and someone set it off with a cell phone.

2.
to cause something to be noticed or make it more attractive.
You look terrific with those black slacks, and the bright blue blouse sets off your eyes.

3.
to cause sudden activity.
Rumors set off a wave of selling on the stock exchange.

If you keep your phone in a pocket and lean up against something, you may accidentally set it off.

to start going somewhere.
He got a Guggenheim fellowship and set off for Mexico to write a novel.

You need to be fit and well rested before you set off on a hiking trip.

When the car broke down, he set out on foot for help.

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

set off something
set off (something)
1.
to cause an explosion.
The investigation determined that he probably did not set off the blast deliberately.

Apparently the bomb was placed in a locker and someone set it off with a cell phone.

2.
to cause something to be noticed or make it more attractive.
You look terrific with those black slacks, and the bright blue blouse sets off your eyes.

3.
to cause sudden activity.
Rumors set off a wave of selling on the stock exchange.

If you keep your phone in a pocket and lean up against something, you may accidentally set it off.

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

set off
1. to cause something to explode
The fire set off a large explosion on the ship.

2. to decorate something through contrast, to balance something by difference
We painted the trim of our house red in order to set off the light colors.

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

set something off
1. to cause something to explode
The fire set off a large explosion on the ship.

2. to decorate something through contrast, to balance something by difference
We painted the trim of our house red in order to set off the light colors.

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

set off
v.
1. To decorate through contrast; balance by difference.
The bright colors of the birds were set off by the white snow.
A small gold pin set off her plain dark dress.
2. To balance; make somewhat equal.
Her great wealth, as he thought, set off her plain face.
3a. To begin to go.
They set off for the West in a covered wagon.
Compare: SET OUT.
3b. To cause to begin.
A letter from home set off an attack of homesickness.
An atomic explosion is created by setting off a chain reaction in the atom.
Compare: TOUCH OFF.
3c. To cause to explode.
On July 4 we set off firecrackers in many places.

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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