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  • 1set out to — (do something) to begin doing something that is part of a plan. When Mary set out to become a writer, she had no idea how difficult it would be to earn a living …

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  • 2set out — ► set out 1) begin a journey. 2) aim or intend to do something. 3) arrange or display in a particular order or position. Main Entry: ↑set …

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  • 3set-out — setˈ out noun 1. An outfit 2. Preparations 3. A display of dishes, dress, etc 4. Company or clique • • • Main Entry: ↑set …

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  • 4set|out — «SEHT OWT», noun. 1. a start; outset: »The parties were pretty equal at the setout (Byron). 2. a) a display, as of a set of china. b) a spread of food; buffet. 3. an entertainment for a group of people; …

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  • 5set out — index allocate, depart, embark, leave (depart), manifest, part (leave), produce (offer to view) …

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  • 6set out to — index attempt Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7set out — v. 1) (D; intr.) ( to leave ) to set out for; from (to set out for town) 2) (d; intr.) to set out on ( to begin ) (to set out on a new career) 3) (E) ( to resolve ) he has set out to get revenge 4) (misc.) to set out in search of smt. * * * [ set …

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  • 8set out — phrasal verb Word forms set out : present tense I/you/we/they set out he/she/it sets out present participle setting out past tense set out past participle set out 1) [intransitive] to start a journey After a three day rest, the travellers set out …

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  • 9set out — Synonyms and related words: adorn, align, allocate, allot, apportion, arrange, array, be off, bear, bear for, bear up for, bear up to, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, begin, blast away, blast off, blazon, blueprint, break for, chart, collocate, color …

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  • 10set out — 1) PHRASAL VERB When you set out, you start a journey. [V P prep/adv] When setting out on a long walk, always wear suitable boots. [Also V P] Syn: set off 2) PHRASAL VERB If you set out to do something, you start trying to do it. [V P to inf] He… …

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  • 11set out — verb 1. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action (Freq. 9) We began working at dawn Who will start? Get working as soon as the sun rises! The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia He began early in the day Let s get down to… …

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  • 12set out — UK US set out Phrasal Verb with set({{}}/set/ verb (setting, set, set) ► [I] to start an activity with a particular aim: »Some people set out with the deliberate intention of running their own business, others stumble into it. set out to do sth… …

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  • 13set out — 1) he set out early See set off 1) 2) the gifts were set out on tables Syn: arrange, lay out, put out, array, dispose, display, exhibit 3) they set out some guidelines Syn …

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  • 14set out — {v.} 1. To leave on a journey or voyage. * /The Pilgrims set out for the New World./ Compare: SET FORTH(2), SET OFF(4), START OUT. 2. To decide and begin to try; attempt. * /George set out to improve his pitching./ 3. To plant in the ground. *… …

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  • 15set out — {v.} 1. To leave on a journey or voyage. * /The Pilgrims set out for the New World./ Compare: SET FORTH(2), SET OFF(4), START OUT. 2. To decide and begin to try; attempt. * /George set out to improve his pitching./ 3. To plant in the ground. *… …

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  • 16set\ out — v 1. To leave on a journey or voyage. The Pilgrims set out for the New World. Compare: set forth(2), set off(4), start out 2. To decide and begin to try; attempt. George set out to improve his pitching. 3. To plant in the ground. The gardener set …

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  • 17set out — verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to arrange and present graphically or systematically b. to mark out (as a design) ; lay out the plan of 2. to state, describe, or recite at length < distributed copies of a pamphlet setting out his&#8230; …

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  • 18set out — phr verb Set out is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑document, ↑expedition, ↑memorandum Set out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bait, ↑case, ↑condition, ↑detail, ↑guideline, ↑plan, ↑reason, ↑ …

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  • 19set out — 1) leave on a journey Marco Polo set out for China many years ago. 2) decide and begin to try, attempt He set out to learn Spanish when he was transferred to Mexico …

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  • 20ˌset ˈout — phrasal verb 1) to start a journey The group set out from Grand Cayman five days ago.[/ex] 2) to start doing something, or trying to achieve something They set out to build their own house.[/ex] …

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