set about

Definitions of set about
  1. verb
    begin to deal with
    synonyms: approach, go about
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    types:
    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)
  2. verb
    enter upon an activity or enterprise
    synonyms: attempt, undertake
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    type of:
    initiate, pioneer
    take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
  3. verb
    take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    synonyms: begin, commence, get, get down, set out, start, start out
    begin
    begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
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    Antonyms:
    end, terminate
    bring to an end or halt
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    recommence
    begin again
    strike out
    set out on a course of action
    fall
    begin vigorously
    jump off
    set off quickly, usually with success
    get to
    arrive at the point of
    auspicate
    commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
    attack
    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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