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set off

Translation of set off in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb (begin journey) when do you set off on your trip?
    ¿cuándo sales or te vas de viaje?
    I set off for France
    salí para Francia
  • 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (activate)
    hacer explotar or estallar
    hacer sonar
    2.2 (start)
    dar lugar a
    every time she looked at him, it set her off again
    cada vez que lo miraba, empezaba otra vez
    the photographs set us off reminiscing
    las fotos nos hicieron empezar a rememorar
    you'll set her off on one of her stories
    le estás dando pie para que se ponga a contar uno de sus cuentos
    2.3 (enhance)
    hacer resaltar
    darle realce a
    the painting was set off by the dark background
    el fondo oscuro hacía resaltar el cuadro
    el fondo oscuro le daba realce al cuadro
    2.4 (offset)to set something off against something
    deducir algo de algo
    these expenses can be set off against income (for tax reasons)
    estos gastos se pueden deducir de los ingresos
    estos gastos son desgravables
    2.5 (separate off)to set something off (from something)
    separar algo (de algo)
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