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English definition of “set out”

set out

phrasal verb with set     /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
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 .Starting and beginningStarting again to start a journey Departing
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