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set about sth

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to ​start to do or ​deal with something: [+ -ing verb] I have no ​idea how to set about changing a ​tyre on a ​car. I ​tried to ​apologize, but I ​think I set about it the ​wrong way.
(Definition of set about sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"set about sth" in Business English

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set about sth

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (setting, set, set)
to ​start to do or ​deal with something: He took some ​bookkeepingcourses and set about ​finding a ​job.
(Definition of set about sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “set about sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始做,开始处理…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始做,開始處理…
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