set off (2)
This page is about the phrasal verb set off (2)
to make something explode or blow up
let off, detonate, explode
- set off sth Suddenly there was a flash of light and a huge explosion. Someone had set off a bomb.
- set sth off The Chinese New Year celebrations were really noisy because thousands of people were setting fireworks off.
Nouns often used as objects with set off (2): bomb, explosives, explosion, grenades, fireworks, fire crackers
The rebel soldiers used mobile phones to set off
Contributor: Matt Errey