Giải thích phrasal verb: set off

· Phrasal verb

1. Mang nghĩa "khởi hành"

=When you set off, you start a journey.

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Nichols set off for his remote farmhouse in Connecticut. 
  • The President's envoy set off on another diplomatic trip. 
  • I set off, full of optimism.

2. Mang nghĩa "chuông reo, bom nổ"

=If something sets off something such as an alarm or a bomb, it makes it start working so that, for example, the alarm rings or the bomb explodes.

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Any escape, once it's detected, sets off the alarm. 
  • Someone set off a fire extinguisher. 
  • It could take months before evidence emerges on how the bomb was made, and who set it off.

3. Mang nghĩa "bắt đầu diễn ra, bắt đầu, châm ngòi, gây nên"

=If something sets off an event or a series of events, it causes it to start happening.

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The arrival of the charity van set off a minor riot as villagers scrambled for a share of the aid. 
  •  If he attended a party without his partner, it set off a storm of speculation.
  • Initial consideration: mentally shortlisting brands based on brand perceptions and recent touch points (set off by a trigger / need)

4. Mang nghĩa "cái làm nổi bật, cái tôn (vẻ đẹp...) lên"

=If one colour, flavour, or object sets off another, it makes it look more attractive, often by providing a contrast.

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Blue suits you, sets off the colour of your hair. 
  • ...perfectly proportioned galleries that set off the contents to their best advantage.

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