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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to activate, or to put into motion
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(led to) Present participle for to have culminated or resulted in a particular event or consequence
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Present participle for to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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(of a machine) Present participle for to cause something to begin to work
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Present participle for distinguish
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Present participle for to furnish with accessories
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Present participle for to depart or leave
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Present participle for to send through the air via physical force or acceleration
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Present participle for to fire (a gun or missile)
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Present participle for to move continuously or freely through a space, area or population
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Present participle for to neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite and equal force
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Present participle for to advance or proceed physically
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Present participle for to harmonize or work well with something else
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Present participle for to delineate or mark with a border
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Present participle for to have headed straight towards a specified direction or object, usually at an accelerated speed
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Present participle for to set or be set in action
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Present participle for isolate or hide away
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Present participle for to begin or embark on an action or task
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(rare) Present participle for to blow up (something) with dynamite
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Present participle for to exceed in weight or importance
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Present participle for to detonate, or cause to detonate, from, or using, an explosive
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Present participle for to differ strikingly or to be an unsuitable match
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Present participle for to deliberately make (someone) annoyed or angry
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The action of leaving, especially to start a journey
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The act of bringing about the occurrence of something
Adjective
Serving or intended as an ornament
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