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set sth against sth

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

set sth against sth (COMPARE)

to ​consider something in ​relation to another thing and ​comparetheir different ​qualities or ​effects: You have to set the ​advantages of the ​plan against the ​disadvantages.

set sth against sth (FINANCE)

to use or ​record one thing, ​especially the ​cost of something, in ​order to ​reduce or ​remove the ​effect of another: The ​cost of ​businesstravel and ​entertainment can be set against tax.
(Definition of set sth against sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “set sth against sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 比较, 权衡…
in Chinese (Traditional) 比較, 權衡…
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