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  Definition of set about
  1. 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"
  2. enter upon an activity or enterprise
  3. begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"
Similar Words: get down, begin, get, start out, start, set out, commence, undertake, attempt, go about, approach

 

Hyponyms: recommence, strike out, fall, jump off, get to, auspicate, attack, break in, plunge, launch, come on, embark, enter, get cracking, bestir oneself, get going, get moving, get weaving, get started, get rolling, confront, face up, face

 

Grouped Verbs: begin

 

Derivational Morphology: beginning, start, commencement, first, outset, get-go, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset, newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant, novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate, undertaking, project, task, labor, approach, attack, plan of attack

 

 
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