set off

Definitions

General English

  • phrasal verb to begin a trip
  • phrasal verb to start something happening

Accounting

  • noun
    (written as set-off)
    an agreement between two parties to balance one debt against another or a loss against a gain
  • verb to use a debt owed by one party to reduce a debt owed to them

Law

  • noun
    (written as set-off)
    a counterclaim by a defendant which should be deducted from the sum being claimed by the claimant

Publishing

  • noun
    (written as set-off)
    a printing defect where a sheet is marked with wet ink from another newly printed sheet
  • verb to transfer ink from one sheet to another
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