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    #1

    set off

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    With only US$25 in his checking account, he sets off for Manhattan to escape the worries of strained home life.

    set off = begin a journey, leave

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    #2

    Re: set off

    Yes. Also: 'set out'.

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