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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 set off

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 set off
      v 1: put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate
           the circuits" [syn: trip, actuate, trigger, activate,
            spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off]
      2: leave; "The family took off for Florida" [syn: depart, part,
          start, start out, set forth, set out, take off]
      3: direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress
         accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by
         brackets" [syn: bring out]
      4: cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb" [syn: explode,
          detonate, blow up]
      5: make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior
         strength" [syn: cancel, offset]
      6: set in motion or cause to begin; "The guide set the tour off
         to a good start"
      7: provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest
         among the people" [syn: incite, instigate, stir up]