set about

Definitions of set about

v begin to deal with

approach, go about
confront, face, face up
deal with (something unpleasant) head on
tackle, take on, undertake
accept as a challenge
Type of:
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

v enter upon an activity or enterprise

attempt, undertake
Type of:
initiate, pioneer
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

v take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

begin, commence, get, get down, set out, start, start out
begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
end, terminate
bring to an end or halt
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begin again
strike out
set out on a course of action
begin vigorously
jump off
set off quickly, usually with success
get to
arrive at the point of
commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
break in
start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role
launch, plunge
begin with vigor
come on
occur or become available
embark, enter
set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
bestir oneself, get cracking, get going, get moving, get rolling, get started, get weaving
start to be active
take up
pursue or resume

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