set\ off


set\ off
1. I
1) the runners set off бегуны взяли старт; we set off мы тронулись /отправились/ в путь
2) the look on his face is enough to set you off coll. достаточно одного его вида, чтобы испортить вам настроение
2. II
set off at some time set off at once (at last, etc.) отправляться /трогаться в путь/ немедленно и т.д.; set off in some manner set off quickly (slowly again etc.) трогаться в путь быстро и т.д.
3. III
1) set off smth. /smth. off/ set off a charge (a bomb, a mine, etc.) взрывать заряд и т.д.; set off a gun разряжать ружье [выстрелом]; set off a rocket запускать ракету; set off fireworks /firecrackers/ устраивать фейерверк; set off a chain of explosions произвести серию взрывов
2) set off smth. /smth. off/ set off fresh rumours (a wave of sympathy strikes, new developments, a wave of selling, etc.) вызывать новые толки /пересуды/ и т.д.; Gagarin's landing set off a nation-wide demonstration когда приземлился Гагарин, весь народ вышел на улицу; his remark set off an argument его замечание породило спор /дискуссию/; set off heavy fighting приводить к тяжелым боям
3) set off smth., smb. /smth., smb. off/ the dress sets off her figure платье выгодно подчеркивает ее фигуру; jewellery sets off her beauty драгоценности придают блеск ее красоте; а large hat sets off her charming face большая шляпа оттеняет ее прелестное лицо; the gold frame sets off the picture картина хорошо смотрится в золотой раме; their plainness set off her delicate beauty ее нежная красота выделялась на фоне их некрасивых лиц: she does not need fine clothes to set her off она так хороша, что ей не нужны никакие наряды
4. IV
set off smth. /smth. off/ in some manner set off her complexion nicely (delightfully, etc.) прекрасно и т.д. оттенять /подчеркивать/ ее цвет лица; that belt sets her dress off nicely этот пояс очень украшает ее платье
5. VIII
set off smb. /smb. off/ doing smth. set them off thinking (wondering, running, etc.) заставить их задуматься и т.д.; this answer set us laughing этот ответ рассмешил нас
6. XI
1) be set off in some manner if the TNT is roughly handled it will be set off при неосторожном обращении тол может взорваться; be set off somewhere an atomic bomb was set off over Hiroshima на Хиросиму была сброшена атомная бомба
2) be set off with smth. the dress was set off with gold braid (with fillets of silver, with embroidery, etc.) платье было отделано золотой тесьмой и т.д.; the description was set off with a touch of humour описание оживлялось легким юмором; be set off by smth. the house was set off by two tall trees дом выделялся /выступал/ на фоне двух больших деревьев
7. XIV
set off doing smth. set off jumping (crying, singing, etc.) начать прыгать и т.д.; set off running пуститься бежать; set off laughing расхохотаться
8. XVI
set off for /to/ smth. set off for town (for home, for a trip, for a holiday, to a village, etc.) отправляться в город и т.д.; set off at smth. the horse set off at a great pace лошадь понеслась вскачь; set off on smth. set off on an expedition (on his travels, on a journey, etc.) поехать /отправиться/ в экспедицию и т.д.; set off in smth. set off in pursuit (in search of smth., etc.) пуститься в погоню и т.д.
9. XXI1
1) set off smb. /smb. off/ on (into) smth. set him off on his pet subject (on a long debate, on recollections, etc.) вызвать его на разговор о любимом предмете и т.д.; he always set us off into fits of laughter он всегда заставлял нас безудержно хохотать
2) set off smth. /smth. off/ with /by/ smth. set off one colour with another оттенять или подчеркивать один цвет другим; set off a clause by a comma выделить придаточное предложение запятой; set a room off with coloured tapes and flags украшать комнату цветными флажками и лентами; set a dress off with embroidery отделывать платье вышивкой
3) set off smth. /smth. off/ against smth. set off gains against losses компенсировать потери выигрышем; set, off these heavy expenses against a probable increase in his salary пойти на большие затраты в надежде на повышение зарплаты; you call set off this loan against what you own me вы можете вычесть эту ссуду из той суммы, которую вы мне должны: you should set off his quick temper against his kindness and generosity учитывая его доброту и щедрость, вы должны быть снисходительными к его вспыльчивости

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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