What does set about mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. set about, go about, approach(verb)

    begin to deal with

    "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"

  2. undertake, set about, attempt(verb)

    enter upon an activity or enterprise

  3. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence(verb)

    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"


  1. set about(Verb)

    To initiate or begin some action.

  2. set about(Verb)

    To attack.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of set about in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of set about in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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