set about
phrasal to begin to do

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • set about — (something/doing something) to begin to do or deal with something. Beall has set about the delicate task of getting the companies to work together. After putting up the tent, she set about making a fire. I bought a computer, got a book of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • set about — ► set about 1) start doing something with vigour or determination. 2) Brit. informal attack. Main Entry: ↑set …   English terms dictionary

  • set about — index assume (undertake), endeavor, occupy (engage), undertake Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • set about — verb 1. begin to deal with (Freq. 3) approach a task go about a difficult problem approach a new project • Syn: ↑go about, ↑approach • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • set about — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms set about : present tense I/you/we/they set about he/she/it sets about present participle setting about past tense set about past participle set about set about something to begin doing something, especially… …   English dictionary

  • set about — v. 1) (E) ( to begin ) he set about to undo the damage that he had caused 2) (G) ( to begin ) we set about working on the project * * * [ setə baʊt] (E) ( to begin ) he set about to undo the damage that he had caused (G) ( to begin ) we set about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • set about — {v.} To begin; start. * /Benjamin Franklin set about teaming the printer s trade at an early age./ * /After breakfast, Mother set about her household duties./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set about — {v.} To begin; start. * /Benjamin Franklin set about teaming the printer s trade at an early age./ * /After breakfast, Mother set about her household duties./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set about — verb a) To initiate or begin some action. He set about designing his homepage. b) To attack. Two youths set about him …   Wiktionary

  • set\ about — v To begin; start. Benjamin Franklin set about teaming the printer s trade at an early age. After breakfast, Mother set about her household duties …   Словарь американских идиом

  • set about — Mike set about raising $5,000 Syn: begin, start, commence, go about, get to work on, get down to, embark on, tackle, address oneself to, undertake …   Thesaurus of popular words

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