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Definition of set about phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

set about

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
(British English, old-fashioned, informal) to attack somebody

set about something

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set about doing something

 
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[no passive] to start doing something She set about the business of cleaning the house. We need to set about finding a solution.
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