set about sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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set about sb

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to ​attack someone: Her ​attacker set about her with a ​knife.
(Definition of set about sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “set about sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 攻击(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 攻擊(某人)…
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