Meaning of “put/set sth in motion” in the English Dictionary

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"put/set sth in motion" in British English

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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 filled in a form to set the whole process in motion.

(Definition of “put/set sth in motion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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