One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘police don't know how the bomb was set off’
detonate, explode, blow up, touch off, trigger
2‘the announcement set off a wave of protest’
give rise to, cause, lead to, set in motion, occasion, bring about, bring on, begin, start, initiate, precipitate, prompt, trigger, trigger off, spark, spark off, touch off, provoke, incite, stimulate
bring to an end
3‘a velvet dress in a deep royal blue which set off her auburn hair’
enhance, bring out, emphasize, show off, throw into relief, point up
heighten, intensify, increase
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