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set off

[′set ‚ȯf]
(graphic arts)
In presswork, the undesirable rubbing off or marking of a printed sheet with the ink from the next sheet as it is being delivered.
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Once outside, he and Planchet set off as fast as they could; and by making a long detour avoided the wood and reentered the city by another gate.
and both set off towards the capital at full gallop.
He engaged a little fishing boat for twenty-five livres, and set off at half-past eleven, convinced that he had not been followed; and that was true, he had not been followed; only a Jesuit brother, placed in the top of the steeple of his church, had not, since the morning, by the help of an excellent glass, lost sight of one of his steps.
A towboat that set off from a Cypriot port en route to Spain was stopped by Greek authorities off the island of Crete after a tip off that it was carrying explosives it was reported on Friday.
Near midnight, the firefighters found some revelers were going to set off fireworks and therefore went to confront them in an attempt to stop them from illegally setting off the fireworks.
If you want your house to burn down, you can set off firecrackers,' the mayor said.
The pair - believed to have set off from Canada - were found clinging on for life in the Atlantic Ocean.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-February 16, 2017-HiQ announces share issue to set off additional payment of acquisition
Of the third variety, account combination--the implied contractual right of a depository bank to set off a current customer debt balance against a reciprocal deposit account balance--is introduced as a contractual set-off prototype, and becomes a key focus of the analytical exercise undertaken in Part IV.
Hungary were already facing charges relating to fireworks set off during their opening match against Austria.
Every time the earth warms up a couple of degrees, we set off another volcano.
HUNDREDS of homes were left without water after vandals set off fire hydrants in Wirral.