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Meaning of “set out” in the English Dictionary

"set out" in British English

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set out

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
C2 to ​start an ​activity with a ​particularaim: She set out with the ​aim of ​becoming the ​youngesteverwinner of the ​championship. [+ to infinitive] They set out todiscover a ​cure for ​cancer. to ​start a ​journey

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(Definition of set out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"set out" in American English

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set out

phrasal verb with set  us   /set/ verb
to ​begin to ​carry out a ​plan of ​action: So many ​youngpeople set out to ​change the ​world.
(Definition of set out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"set out" in Business English

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set out

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (setting, set, set)
[I] to ​start an ​activity with a particular ​aim: Some ​people set out with the deliberate intention of ​running their own ​business, others stumble into it.set out to do sth He set out to ​designsoftware that would be ​accessible to ​employees outside the ​accountingdepartment.
(Definition of set out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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