Meaning of “set about sb” in the English Dictionary

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"set about sb" in British English

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set about sb

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phrasal verb with set uk /set/ 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)

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