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English definition of “set sth off”

set sth off

(MAKE NOTICEABLE) phrasal verb with set     /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to make something look attractive by providing a contrast (= attractive difference) to it: The new yellow cushions nicely set off the pale green of the chair covers.Decorating or making something attractive
(Definition of set sth off (MAKE NOTICEABLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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