set against

set against
/ˌset ə'genst/ verb
to balance one group of figures against another group to try to make them cancel each other out
to set the costs against the sales revenue
Can you set the expenses against tax?

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  • set against — firmly opposed to. → set …   English new terms dictionary

  • To set against — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • set against — compare, weigh …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (dead) set against something — phrase completely opposed to something We are absolutely set against the tax increase. (dead) set against doing something: She’s dead set against giving the kids junk food. Thesaurus: opposed to someone or somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

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