set off
verb.
put in motion or move to act
trigger a reaction|actuate the circuits
verb.
leave
The family took off for Florida
verb.
direct attention to, as if by means of contrast
This dress accentuates your nice figure!|I set off these words by brackets
Synonym: bring out
verb.
cause to burst with a violent release of energy
We exploded the nuclear bomb
verb.
make up for
His skills offset his opponent's superior strength
Synonym: cancel, offset
verb.
set in motion or cause to begin
The guide set the tour off to a good start
verb.
provoke or stir up
incite a riot|set off great unrest among the people