set+off

  • 21 set-off — An agreement between the parties involved to set off one debt against another or one loss against a gain. A banker is empowered to set off a credit balance on one account against a debit balance on another if the accounts are in the same name and …

    Accounting dictionary

  • 22 set-off — An agreement between the parties involved to set off one debt against another or one loss against a gain. A banker is empowered to set off a credit balance on one account against a debit balance on another if the accounts are in the same name and …

    Big dictionary of business and management

  • 23 set-off — (1) In general, the legal right to reduce the amount owed by one party to another party by the sum that the second party also owes to the first party. (2) The confiscation of a deposits held by a borrower to offset some or all of the amounts owed …

    Financial and business terms

  • 24 set off — to start going somewhere. He got a Guggenheim fellowship and set off for Mexico to write a novel. You need to be fit and well rested before you set off on a hiking trip. When the car broke down, he set out on foot for help …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 25 set off — verb a) To leave; to begin a journey or trip. He set off in search of better opportunities. b) To begin; to cause; to initiate …

    Wiktionary

  • 26 set off — phr verb Set off is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑expedition, ↑procession Set off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑alarm, ↑bomb, ↑explosion, ↑explosive, ↑fire alarm, ↑firework, ↑mine, ↑reaction …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 27 set off — 1) decorate through contrast, balance by difference He painted the trim of his house red in order to set off the light colors. 2) to cause to explode The fire set off a large explosion on the ship …

    Idioms and examples

  • 28 set-off — A counter claim demand which defendant holds against plaintiff, arising out of a transaction extrinsic of plaintiffs cause of action. Remedy employed by defendant to discharge or reduce plaintiffs demand by an opposite one arising from… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 29 set off on — phr verb Set off on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑expedition, ↑march, ↑quest, ↑tour …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 30 set off — start, trigger    Who set off the fire alarm? Who pushed the button? …

    English idioms

  • 31 set-off — noun 1》 an item or amount set off against another.     ↘Law a counterbalancing debt pleaded by the defendant in an action to recover money due.     ↘dated a counterbalancing or compensating circumstance or condition. 2》 a step or shoulder at… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 32 ˌset ˈoff — phrasal verb to start a journey We set off early the next morning.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 33 set off — set (someone) off to cause someone to become excited and upset. My sister was an unpredictable young woman, and I never knew what would set her off …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 34 set off — /ˌset ɒf/ verb to use a debt owed by one party to reduce a debt owed to them …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 35 set off — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To contrast] Syn. set apart, be different, appear different, be the opposite; see contrast 1 , offset . 2. [To explode] Syn. touch off, set the spark to, detonate; see explode 1 . 3. [To begin] Syn. start out, set forth, set …

    English dictionary for students

  • 36 set-off — n. 1. Decoration, ornament, embellishment, adornment. 2. Off set. 3. Counter claim, counter balance, equivalent. 4. (Law.) Counter claim, cross debt, cross demand …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 37 set off — I. (Active.) 1. Portion off, define the boundaries of. 2. Adorn, decorate, embellish. II. (Neuter.) Start, set out …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 38 set off — begin a journey. → set …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 39 set-off — /ˈsɛt ɒf/ (say set of) noun 1. anything that counterbalances or makes up for something else. 2. a counterbalancing debt or claim. 3. Architecture → offset (def. 16). 4. Printing a faulty transfer of superabundant or undried ink on a printed sheet …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 40 set off — (1) In general, the legal right to reduce the amount owed by one party to another party by the sum that the second party also owes to the first party. (2) The confiscation of a deposits held by a borrower to offset some or all of the amounts owed …

    Financial and business terms