Crossword clues for set off
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
vb. 1 (context idiomatic intransitive English) To leave; to begin a journey or trip. 2 (context idiomatic transitive English) To begin; to cause; to initiate. 3 (context idiomatic transitive English) To cause to explode. 4 (context idiomatic transitive English) To make angry. 5 (context idiomatic transitive English) To offset, to compensate for: to reduce the effect of, by having a contrary effect. 6 (context printing historical English) To deface or soil the next sheet; said of the ink on a freshly printed sheet, when another sheet comes in contact with it before it has had time to dry.
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]
set in motion or cause to begin; "The guide set the tour off to a good start"