set in motion
phrasal to give impulse to <
sets the story in motion vividly — Howard Thompson
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • set in motion — put in motion they have set in motion a formal review of the law Syn: start, commence, begin, activate, initiate, launch, get underway, get going, get off the ground; trigger off, set off, spark off, generate, cause …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • set in motion — verb get going; give impetus to (Freq. 4) launch a career Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process • Syn: ↑launch • Hypernyms: ↑move, ↑displace …   Useful english dictionary

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  • set in motion — activate, move, shake …   English contemporary dictionary

  • set something in motion — phrase to make a series of events or a process start happening We want to set in motion talks involving all sides in the conflict. Thesaurus: to make something start to exist or happensynonym Main entry: motion * * * start something moving or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • set something in motion — set (something) in motion to start a process. The recommendation could set in motion the largest cleanup in US history. Usage notes: also used in the form put something in motion: Louisiana already has an emergency response plan, which Foster put …   New idioms dictionary

  • in motion — MOVING, on the move, going, travelling, running, functioning, operational. → motion * * * moving flowing blonde hair that was constantly in motion * * * in motion 1 : moving She s a very busy person who s constantly in motion. He likes taking… …   Useful english dictionary

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