Translation: from spanish

they set off

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  • set off — verb 1. put in motion or move to act (Freq. 4) trigger a reaction actuate the circuits • Syn: ↑trip, ↑actuate, ↑trigger, ↑activate, ↑spark off, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • set off — phrasal verb Word forms set off : present tense I/you/we/they set off he/she/it sets off present participle setting off past tense set off past participle set off 1) [intransitive] to start a journey, or to start going in a particular direction… …   English dictionary

  • set off — 1) they set off for America with nothing but the clothes on their backs Syn: set out, start out, sally forth, leave, depart, embark, set sail; informal hit the road 2) the bomb was set off Syn: detonate, explode, blow up, touc …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • set off against — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms set off against : present tense I/you/we/they set off against he/she/it sets off against present participle setting off against past tense set off against 1) set something off against something same as set… …   English 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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • set-off — index counterclaim, drawback Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 set off …   Law dictionary

  • set off — 1) PHRASAL VERB When you set off, you start a journey. [V P prep/adv] Nichols set off for his remote farmhouse in Connecticut... [V P prep/adv] The President s envoy set off on another diplomatic trip... [V P] I set off, full of optimism. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • Set-Off Clause — A legal clause that gives a lender the authority to seize a debtor s deposits when they default on a loan. A set off clause can also refer to a settlement of mutual debt between a creditor and a debtor through offsetting transaction claims. This… …   Investment dictionary

  • set-off — (1) In general, the legal right to reduce the amount owed by one party to another party by the sum that the second party also owes to the first party. (2) The confiscation of a deposits held by a borrower to offset some or all of the amounts owed …   Financial and business terms


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