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To embark or depart towards a destination
“During the siege he set off a fire extinguisher and told the police he had accelerants.”
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To activate, or to put into motion
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(led to) To have culminated or resulted in a particular event or consequence
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To emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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(of a machine) To cause something to begin to work
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To be an identifying characteristic or mark of
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To furnish with accessories
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To trigger a passionate feeling or reaction
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To have triggered a passionate feeling or reaction
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To depart or leave
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To send through the air via physical force or acceleration
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To fire (a gun or missile)
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To move continuously or freely through a space, area or population
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To neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite and equal force
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To advance or proceed physically
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To harmonize or work well with something else
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To delineate or mark with a border
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To have headed straight towards a specified direction or object, usually at an accelerated speed
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To set or be set in action
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Isolate or hide away
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To begin or embark on an action or task
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(rare) To blow up (something) with dynamite
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To exceed in weight or importance
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To detonate, or cause to detonate, from, or using, an explosive
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To differ strikingly or to be an unsuitable match
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