New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: get off · jet off · let off · see off · set-off · sweat off · beat off · belt off · seal off · sell off
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set off

1 (v + adv) start journey INTRANSITIVEimigh leat  c m ucuir chun bóthairbóthar a bhualadhwe set off to view the cave d'imíomar linn ag breathnú ar an bpluaisthey set off on a tour of the Glens of Antrim d'imigh siad leo ar thuras ar Ghlinnte Aontromahe set off for Perth thug sé a aghaidh ar Perth, bhailigh sé leis go Perthsome musicians are setting off in new directions tá roinnt ceoltóirí ag tabhairt bealaí nua orthu féin 2 (v + adv) cause (sth) to begin TRANSITIVEtús a chur le VPtosaigh verb  c m ubheith ina chúis le VPbheith ina chionsiocair le VPthis set off a new conflict thosaigh sé seo achrann eile, chuir sé seo tús le hachrann eile, bhí sé seo ina chúis le hachrann eile
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3 (v + adv) activate (alarm, trap etc) TRANSITIVEcuir ar siúlthe fire alarm was set off cuireadh an t-aláram dóiteáin ar siúl 4 (v + adv) detonate (bomb, firework etc) TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m upléasc verb  c m uthey set off a bomb phléasc siad buama 5 (v + adv) display to advantage TRANSITIVEmaise a chur ar VPcuir le PhrV  c m ucomaoin a chur ar VPthe suit sets off his fine physique is mór an mhaise an chulaith ar a chruthaíocht, déanann an chulaith fear breá de 6 (v + adv) cause (sb) to laugh, cry etc TRANSITIVEcuir verb  c m utosaigh verb  c m uhe set the baby off crying again chuir sé an páiste ag caoineadh arís → see set

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