Meaning of “set off/out” in the English Dictionary

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"set off/out" in British English

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set off/out

phrasal verb with set uk /set/ us /set/ verb present participle setting, past tense and past participle set

B2 to start a journey:

What time will we have to set off for Grandma's house tomorrow?
Jenny set off down the road on her new bike.
They've just set off on a round-the-world cruise.

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(Definition of “set off/out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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