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English definition of “put/set sth in motion”

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put/set sth in motion

to start a machine or process: Once the printing processes have been put in motion, they're not so easy to stop. We wrote to the passport office to set the whole process in motion.
Translations of “put/set sth in motion”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…開始運轉,啟動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使…开始运转,启动…
(Definition of put/set sth in motion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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