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Encounters set me off (5)


I believe the answer is:


'encounters' is the definition.
(I know this)

'set me off' is the wordplay.
'off' indicates an anagram.
'setme' anagrammed gives 'MEETS'.

(Other definitions for meets that I've seen before include "Joins with" , "Makes contact with" , "Hunts" , "Effectively copes with" , "Encounters or suffices" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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