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English definition of “set about sth”

set about sth

phrasal verb with set     /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to start to do or deal with something: [+ -ing verb] I've 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.Starting and beginningStarting againDealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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