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set off

verb

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setoff

noun

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The first known use of set off was circa 1598

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“Set off.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/set%20off. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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