set+about

  • 1 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… …

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

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

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  • 4 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: ↑ …

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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./ …

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  • 8 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./ …

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

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 set about — phr verb Set about is used with these nouns as the object: ↑work …

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  • 13 set about — begin, start    After we found the problem with the car, we set about fixing it …

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  • 14 set about — begin, start We set about preparing the office for the move to a bigger building …

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  • 15 set about — Synonyms and related words: accept, assume, attack, attempt, begin, blast away, blast off, buckle to, commence, dive in, dive into, embark in, embark upon, endeavor, engage in, enter on, enter upon, fall into, fall to, get busy, get cracking, get …

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  • 16 set about — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. start, begin a task, start doing; see begin 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To go about the initial step in doing (something): approach, begin, commence, embark, enter, get off, inaugurate, initiate, institute, launch,… …

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  • 17 set about — 1》 start doing something with vigour or determination. 2》 Brit. informal attack (someone). → set …

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  • 18 set about — phrasal to begin to do …

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  • 19 set about — start, take care; attack …

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  • 20 set about — Begin, commence, take in hand, apply one s self to, take the first steps in …

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