set in motion

set in motion
Synonyms and related words:
actuate, animate, bundle, bundle off, compel, drive, drive on, energize, float, force, forward, foster, galvanize, give a start, give an impetus, give momentum, goad, impel, incite, kick off, launch, mobilize, motivate, move, move to action, nudge, power, promote, propel, push, put in motion, send, send forth, send off, set afloat, set agoing, set going, set on foot, shove, spark, start, start going, start off, start up, stimulate, thrust, whip on

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • set in motion — phrasal to give impulse to < sets the story in motion vividly Howard Thompson > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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