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set sth/sb apart

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
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 ​originalideas.
(Definition of set sth/sb apart from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “set sth/sb apart”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使…与众不同…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…與眾不同…
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