1.cause to burst with a violent release of energy
e.g. We exploded the nuclear bomb
Synonym: explodedetonateblow up
2.set in motion or cause to begin
e.g. The guideset the touroff to a good start
3.direct attention to, as if by means of contrast
e.g. This dress accentuates your nice figure!
Isetoff these words by brackets
Synonym: bring out
4.provoke or stir up
e.g. incite a riot
setoff great unrest among the people
Synonym: inciteinstigatestir up
5.put in motion or move to act
e.g. trigger a reaction
actuate the circuits
Synonym: tripactuatetriggeractivatespark offsparktrigger offtouch off
e.g. The family tookoff for Florida
Synonym: departpartstartstart outset forthset outtake off
7.make up for
e.g. His skills offset his opponent's superior strength
When youset off, you start a journey.
e.g. Nicholssetoff for his remote farmhouse in Connecticut...
e.g. The President's envoysetoff on another diplomatic trip...
If somethingsets off something such as an alarm or a bomb, it makes it start working so that, for example, the alarm rings or the bomb explodes.
e.g. Any escape, once it's detected, setsoff the alarm...
e.g. Someonesetoff a fire extinguisher...
If somethingsets off an event or a series of events, it causes it to start happening.
e.g. The arrival of the charity vansetoff a minor riot as villagers scrambled for a share of the aid...
e.g. If he attended a party without his wife, itsetoff a storm of speculation.
If somethingsets a personoff, it makes them angry, or makes them remember something and they start talking a lot.
e.g. The smallest thing sets himoff, and he can't stop talking about his childhood.
If one colour, flavour, or objectsets off another, it makes it look more attractive, often by providing a contrast.
e.g. Blue suits you, setsoff the colour of your hair.
e.g. ...perfectly proportioned galleries thatsetoff the contents to their best advantage.
1. 隔开：后一部分的所有代码被一个if语句隔开(setoff) 了,这个if语句检查__name__这个东西是不是等于__main__. 再说一次,双下划线意味着特殊的名字. 使用if的原因是因为每一个文件都有可能在另外的程序里被用作库模块(马上就会讲到模块).
2. 出发：ringoff挂断电话 |setoff出发 | seeoff送行
3. 引起：5. show up露面;出席 | 6.setoff引起 | 8. a piece of一片;一块;一张
4. 激起：a costume party一个服装聚会 |setoff 激起 | get married 结婚
1. Theysetoff in search of the lost child.