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


set out

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1  to leave a place and begin a journey They set out on the last stage of their journey.
  2. 2to begin a job, task, etc. with a particular aim or goal She set out to break the world record. They succeeded in what they set out to do.
  1. 1to arrange or display things Her work is always very well set out.
  2. 2to present ideas, facts, etc. in an organized way, in speech or writing He set out his objections to the plan. She set out the reasons for her resignation in a long letter.
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