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set out

verb uk phrasal verb with set   /set/ ( present participle setting, past tense and past participle set) us  
C2 to start an activity with a particular aim: She set out with the aim of becoming the youngest ever winner of the championship. [+ to infinitive] They set out to discover a cure for cancer. to start a journey
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