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set off

phrasal verb with set  us   /set/ verb
to ​start on a ​trip: What ​time do we set off ​tomorrow?
(Definition of set off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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set-offnoun [C or U]

uk   us  
UK LAW the ​right to ​pay a ​person or ​organization less ​money than you ​owe them because they also ​owe you ​money: There may be occasions where the ​tenant would wish to ​withholdrent or claim a set-off. a set-off ​clause
(Definition of set-off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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