Definitions of set off:
- verb: set in motion or cause to begin
- verb: direct attention to, as if by means of contrast
Example: "I set off these words by brackets"
- verb: make up for
- verb: provoke or stir up
Example: "Set off great unrest among the people"
- verb: cause to explode
- verb: put in motion or move to act
- verb: leave
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