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One entry found for set off.
Main Entry: set off
Function: verb
1 a : to cause to show up clearly <bright flowers set off by dark shadows> b : to separate from others : make noticeable <a direct quotation set off by quotation marks>
2 a : to cause to go off or explode <set off an alarm> <set off a firecracker> b : to cause to start : BEGIN <set an argument off by your remarks>
3 : to start out on a course or a trip <set off for home> <set off in a boat> <set off on a journey>

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