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British pronunciation/sˈɛt ˈɒf/
American pronunciation/sˈɛt ˈɔf/
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to make something operate, especially by accident

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to start a journey

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to activate a bomb, an explosive, etc.

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to complement the appearance of something, making it look more appealing

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to be the first cause of a chain of events, actions, or reactions that unfold unexpectedly

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to subtract certain expenses from one's tax amount

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to intentionally provoke a reaction or response

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He accidentally set off the fire alarm when he burnt toast in the office kitchen.
She mistakenly set off the sprinkler system while working on the garden.
The unexpected news set off a wave of shock and concern among the community.
The artwork on the wall sets off the entire ambiance of the restaurant.
The news of the scandal set off widespread outrage among the public.
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