Set off

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

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  • 2 Set-off — n. [Set + off.] 1. That which is set off against another thing; an offset. [1913 Webster] I do not contemplate such a heroine as a set off to the many sins imputed to me as committed against woman. D. Jerrold. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is use …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 set off — vt: to reduce or discharge by set off: offset Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. set off …

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  • 4 Set-off — can refer to the following:* Set off (law), the reduction of a claim by deducting the amount of a valid countervailing claim* Set off (architecture), the horizontal line shown on a floorplan indicating a reduced wall thickness, and consequently… …

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  • 5 set–off — / set ˌȯf/ n 1: the reduction or discharge of a debt by setting against it a claim in favor of the debtor; specif: the reduction or discharge of a party s debt or claim by an assertion of another claim arising out of another transaction or cause …

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  • 6 set|off — «SEHT F, OF», noun. 1. a thing used to set off or adorn; ornament; decoration. SYNONYM(S): trimming. 2. something that counterbalances or makes up for something else; compensation; offset. 3. a) …

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  • 7 set off — ► set off 1) begin a journey. 2) cause (a bomb or alarm) to go off. 3) serve as decorative embellishment to. Main Entry: ↑set …

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  • 8 set-off — setˈ off noun 1. A claim set against another 2. A crossclaim which partly offsets the original claim 3. A counterbalance 4. An ornament 5. A contrast, foil 6. A setting forth 7. An offset (architecture and printing) • • • …

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  • 9 set-off — the ability to discharge or reduce a debt by applying a counter claim between the same parties. For example, a bank which has lent money to a debtor may attempt to satisfy some or all of the loan by seizing the debtor s deposits at the bank… …

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  • 10 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, ↑ …

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  • 11 set off — Synonyms and related words: actuate, adjoin, adorn, allocate, allot, analogize, analyze, anatomize, appoint, appropriate to, array, assign, assign to, assimilate, atomize, atone for, backfire, balance, be at cross purposes, be off, be opposed to …

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  • 12 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:… …

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  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 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 …

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  • 15 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

  • 16 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… …

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  • 17 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… …

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  • 18 set-off — Offset Off set , n. [Off + set. Cf. {Set off}.] In general, that which is set off, from, before, or against, something; as: [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A short prostrate shoot, which takes root and produces a tuft of leaves, etc. See Illust. of… …

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  • 19 set off — v. (D; intr.) ( to start ) to set off for, on (to set off for home; to set off on a trip) * * * [ set ɒf] on (to set offfor home; to set off on a trip) (D;intr.) ( to start ) to set offfor …

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  • 20 set off — verb Date: circa 1598 transitive verb 1. a. to put in relief ; show up by contrast b. adorn, embellish c. to set apart ; make distinct or outstanding 2. a. offset, compensate …

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