HyperDic: set_in_motion

English > 1 sense of the expression set in motion:
VERBcontactset in motion, launchget going
English > set in motion: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
Meaningget going; give impetus to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process"
Synonymlaunch
Narrowerlaunchlaunch for the first time
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishemprender, poner en movimiento

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