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set about sth

phrasal verb with set
 
 
/set/ verb (setting, set, set)
to start to do or deal with something: He took some bookkeeping courses and set about finding a job.
Translations of “set about sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始做,開始處理…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始做,开始处理…
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