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go about

Definition of go about in English:

1Begin or carry on with (an activity): you are going about this in the wrong way
More example sentences
  • The documentary follows Mandela as he goes about his day-to-day activities in Europe, Asia, Africa and America, to uncover this truly extraordinary man.
  • The king and queen went about their daily activities as calmly as possible, trying to mask their uneasiness.
  • By the time he was finished, the sun was up and the villagers were going about their daily activities.
Synonyms
set about, begin, embark on, make a start on, start, address oneself to, get down to, get to work on, get going on, undertake;
approach, tackle, attack
informal get cracking on/with
formal commence
2 Sailing Change to an opposite tack.
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