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set about

Definición de set about en inglés:

1Start doing something with vigour or determination: it would be far better to admit the problem openly and set about tackling it
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She then sets about building the nest laying her eggs as the work proceeds.
  • After breakfast he sets about cleaning his truck till it gleams and drives off to work at a stone quarry.
  • So what he does is identify a specific problem in the workplace and sets about resolving it.
Sinónimos
begin, start, make a start on, go about, set to, get to work on, get down to, get going on, embark on, tackle, attack, address oneself to, buckle down to, undertake;
formal commence
2British informal Attack (someone): the policeman began to set about him with his truncheon
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He claimed the cabbie had assaulted him, setting about him with a wheel brace and then trying to run him over.
  • As he tried to recover it, the other side's players thought she was being assaulted and set about him.
  • You cheer when he manages to gain respect by setting about tormentors with a fistful of batteries.
Sinónimos
attack, assail, assault, hit, strike, beat, give someone a beating, thrash, pound, pummel, wallop, hammer, tear into, set upon, fall on, turn on, let fly at
informal lay into, lace into, beat the living daylights out of, sail into, pitch into, let someone have it, get stuck into, paste, do over, work over, rough up, knock about/around
British informal duff up, have a go at
North American informal beat up on, light into
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