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set about meaning and definition

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Definition of set about (verb)

  1. begin to deal with
    • "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"
    • synonyms: approach, go about
  2. enter upon an activity or enterprise
  3. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    • "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 work now"
    • synonyms: begin, commence, get, get down, set out, start, start out
    • antonym: end
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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