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Verb: set about  set u'bawt
  1. Begin to deal with
    "set about a difficult problem";
    - go about, approach
     
  2. Enter upon an activity or enterprise
    - undertake, attempt
     
  3. Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    - get down, begin, get, start out, start, set out, commence

Derived forms: sets about, set about, setting about

Type of: act, initiate, move, pioneer