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set about

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. set about, go about, approachverb

    begin to deal with

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

  2. undertake, set about, attemptverb

    enter upon an activity or enterprise

  3. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commenceverb

    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 aboutverb

    To initiate or begin some action.

  2. set aboutverb

    To attack.


  1. set about

    "Set about" is a phrasal verb that typically means to begin or initiate a task, action or some kind of work. The process usually involves some form of planning or preparation and is often used in regards to something that may take a long period of time or require significant effort. It can also mean to attack or assault someone. The exact meaning can vary based on the context in which it's used.

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  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

Examples of set about in a Sentence

  1. Ursula Miodowski:

    The Japanese decided to destroy Manila. They were going to give them a dead city, they set about doing that, they burned, they killed.

  2. Ausonius:

    Set about whatever you intend to do; the beginning is half the battle.

  3. Reuters Emily:

    I didn’t grow up with TV, so I didn’t even know what the show was when I auditioned, i only did two episodes, so I was just on set about two weeks.

  4. Francis de Sales:

    Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew -

  5. Og Mandino:

    To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.

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