Definition of set off in English:

set off

Begin a journey: they set off together in the small car
More example sentences
  • Drivers are being advised to check road conditions with the Highways Agency before setting off on journeys.
  • The notion that one can set off on a journey and arrive at the promised time is regarded as a joke.
  • About half an hour after setting off a blizzard descended, I couldn't see five yards in front of me.
set out, start out, set forth, sally forth, begin one's journey, leave, depart, embark, set sail
informal hit the road
archaic set forward
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