trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch offverb
put in motion or move to act
"trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
jaunt, trip out, start, incite, detonate, offset, get off, motivate, spark, trip up, propel, take off, explode, instigate, trigger off, move, part, trigger, trip, depart, stumble, prompt, turn on, activate, spark off, touch off, blow up, bring out, travel, start out, sparkle, set forth, actuate, stir up, cancel, aerate, set out
depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take offverb
"The family took off for Florida"
cancel, take leave, start, initiate, offset, exposit, set about, go away, get, start out, explode, spark, get going, range, take time off, split up, lift off, incite, commence, expound, get down, take off, break up, bulge, detonate, lay out, divide, instigate, trigger off, activate, part, vary, array, pull up stakes, trigger, get off the ground, embark on, originate, split, pop out, trip, separate, bulge out, deduct, go, depart, lead off, actuate, diverge, sidetrack, digress, start up, pop, bug out, begin, spark off, touch off, startle, bring out, leave, jump, disunite, blow up, set forth, subtract, break, deviate, protrude, come out, straggle, stir up, take up, quit, set out
bring out, set offverb
direct attention to, as if by means of contrast
"This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets"
cancel, start, incite, let on, offset, trip, unwrap, reveal, spark, disclose, release, expose, bring on, unveil, detonate, put out, explode, instigate, trigger off, publish, part, trigger, give away, get out, take off, break, depart, divulge, activate, spark off, touch off, blow up, bring out, issue, set forth, uncover, produce, actuate, start out, stir up, discover, introduce, set out, let out
explode, detonate, blow up, set offverb
cause to burst with a violent release of energy
"We exploded the nuclear bomb"
go ballistic, puff out, detonate, trip, offset, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, incite, puff up, take off, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, trigger off, activate, part, flip one's lid, combust, trigger, blow one's stack, bring out, break loose, magnify, expand, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, lose one's temper, irrupt, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, start, blow up, spark off, instigate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, burst forth, spark, inflate, touch off, aggrandize, depart, start out, set forth, burst, actuate, dramatize, stir up, cancel, set out
cancel, offset, set offverb
make up for
"His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
call off, spark, bring out, set forth, blow up, actuate, strike down, take off, trigger off, spark off, trip, stir up, invalidate, detonate, delete, start, countervail, scratch, touch off, cancel, trigger, set out, depart, scrub, instigate, activate, explode, offset, part, incite, start out
set in motion or cause to begin
"The guide set the tour off to a good start"
bring out, set forth, blow up, actuate, take off, instigate, spark off, trip, trigger off, detonate, part, start, stir up, spark, touch off, cancel, trigger, depart, activate, explode, offset, set out, incite, start out
incite, instigate, set off, stir upverb
provoke or stir up
"incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
motivate, start, vex, incite, detonate, raise up, bring out, wake, offset, spark, commove, inflame, disturb, propel, shake up, take off, agitate, explode, instigate, trigger off, move, part, trigger, fire up, inspire, trip, prod, egg on, depart, heat, prompt, activate, spark off, touch off, blow up, ignite, start out, foment, set forth, actuate, stir up, cancel, set out
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I think we have a high level of confidence that that our vaccine will set off the appropriate immune response to generate lots of antibodies.
The issue out there has been the strong employment report, which has set off fears of an interest rate hike by the Fed sooner or more aggressively than had been anticipated.
We have a structure that allows me to see what's happening in the week( at Twitter Inc and Square), we set off the week together at both companies and we have checkpoints and then the balance of my time is really spent on recruiting.
Consolidation will be the name of the game, because many players will need to either reduce their leverage, or cut their costs, or try to set off a platform for future growth.
Even though there are these alarms that folks have set off about national and economic security, there is a flip side to it, it is a major cost saver and a good value for these procurements for these cities around the country.
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