Definitions and translations for "set off"

Definition of set off

Pronunciation
Verb
1. To leave; to begin a journey or trip.
He set off in search of better opportunities.
2. To begin; to cause; to initiate.
I had no idea that one simple comment would set off such a huge argument.
3. To cause to explode, let off.
What a tragedy, that someone would set off a bomb in a crowded place.
4. To make angry.
Don't set him off or he won't shut up all day.
5. To offset, to compensate for: to reduce the effect of, by having a contrary effect.
My taxes did not increase because the amount of my raise was set off by my losses in the stock market.
6. To deface or soil the next sheet; said of the ink on a freshly printed sheet, when another sheet comes in contact with it before it has had time to dry.
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English - English - set off

Pronunciation
go on one's way; start; operate

English - Spanish - set off

Pronunciation
salir en camino; comenzar en; encender

English - French - set off

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partir, se mettre en route; faire partir; commencer; opérer,actionner, manoeuvrer

English - German - set off

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hervorheben; aufbrechen; abschießen

English - Indonesian - set off

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v. berangkat, memulai, memulakan, menyebabkan, meledakkan, memasang, membunyikan, mempercantik, mengganti rugi

English - Italian - set off

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far esplodere, far scoppiare; dare inizio a, dare l'avvio a, mettere in moto; compensare, bilanciare; far risaltare, mettere in risalto, mettere in rilievo, dare risalto a; ornare

English - Polish - set off

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v. wyruszać, ruszać się, wyruszyć

English - Portuguese - set off

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sair a caminho; começar de-; colocar para funcionar

English - Romanian - set off

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v. întinde: se întinde, începe, lansa, porni la drum, porni: se porni, scoate în evidenţă

English - Russian - set off

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запускать, пускать, отправлять; взрывать, оттенять, выделять, противопоставлять; выделяться, отмечать; размечать, украшать, уравновешивать, откладывать, контраст, противопоставление

English - Turkish - set off

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ayrı tutmak, ayrı koymak, belirginleştirmek, güzel göstermek, ateşlemek, patlatmak, patlak verdirmek, başlatmak, çaldırmak (alarm), karşı dava açmak, hesaba katmak (zarar), yola çıkmak, kalkışmak, girişmek

English - Ukrainian - set off

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v. вирушати, запускати, починати, спонукати, поїхати, помандрувати

English - Dutch - set off

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beginnen; op weg gaan; in werking zetten

English - Greek - set off

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αντισταθμίζω, ξεκινώ, εκρηγνύω

English - Arabic - set off

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‏سافر، بدأ رحلة، وازن، بكى، فجر، ضحك، عادل، جهز‏

English - Chinese - set off

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出发; 使爆炸; 动身

English - Chinese - set off

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出發; 使爆炸; 動身

English - Hindi - set off

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v. चल पड़ना, रवाना होना, प्रस्थान करना, शुरू करना, आरंभ करना, प्रेरित करना, उत्तेजित करना, उड़ाना, पृथक करना, अलगाना, मुआवज़ा देना, क्षतिपूर्ति करना

English - Korean - set off

Pronunciation
출발, 비김, 돋보이게 하는 것, 내물린 층, 오프셋

English - Vietnamese - set off

Pronunciation
v. làm nổi bật
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Synonyms for set off
distinguish: diverge, conflict, deviate, oppose, differentiate, compare, contrast