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Meaning of SET ABOUT

Pronunciation:  set u'bawt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  enter upon an activity or enterprise
  3. [v]  begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "appraoch a new project"
 Synonyms: approach, attempt, begin, commence, get, go about, set out, start, start out, undertake
 Antonyms: end, terminate
 See Also: act, attack, auspicate, bestir oneself, break in, come on, confront, embark, enter, face, face up, fall, get cracking, get going, get moving, get rolling, get started, get to, get weaving, initiate, jump off, launch, move, pioneer, plunge, strike out