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set sth/sb apart

verb uk phrasal verb with set   /set/ ( present participle setting, past tense and past participle set) us  
If a quality or characteristic sets someone or something apart, it shows him, her, or it to be different from, and usually better than, others of the same type: What set her apart from the other candidates for the job was that she had a lot of original ideas.
Translations of “set sth/sb apart”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…與眾不同…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使…与众不同…
(Definition of set sth/sb apart from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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