Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “go about sth”

go about sth

phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ verb [I] (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to start to do something or deal with something: What's the best way to go about this?Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduringStarting and beginningStarting again
(Definition of go about sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “go about sth”

Word of the Day

well in (with)

to have a good relationship with someone in which they like you and from which you get an advantage

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More