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Definition of "set about" [set about]

  • To initiate or begin some action. (verb)
  • To attack. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "set about" in a sentence
  • "He walked the roan horse back to the herd, picked out his quarry, and set about cutting it from the rest."
  • "Its theft had forced the Fellowship to respond quickly; while Pudd and the others searched for it, they set about eliminating all those who were moving against them and for whom the work stolen by Grace Peltier would have been a powerful weapon, a task that assumed a new urgency with the discovery of the bodies at St. Froid Lake."
  • "So we set about assembling a team of cross-disciplinary professionals including Dr. Patricia Muehsam, on the faculty of Mount Sinai Medical School; Dr. Peter Roche de Coppens, professor of sociology, anthropology, and psychotherapy at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and the Sorbonne in Paris; Dr. Beverly Rubik, a biophysicist who had conducted scientific research in mind-body, subtle energies, and complementary medicine; Dr. J."