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set out

Translation of set out in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb 1.1set off 1 1.2 (begin, intend) See examples: I didn't set out with that intention
    no empecé con esa intención
    to set out to + infinitiveI didn't set out to offend him
    no era mi intención ofenderlo
    no quería ofenderlo
    she had failed in what she had set out to achieve
    no había logrado lo que se había propuesto
  • 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (expound)
    (argument/theory)
    2.2 (display, arrange)
    (chess pieces)
    (goods)
    the children's work was set out on the tables
    el trabajo de los niños estaba expuesto or dispuesto sobre las mesas
    2.3 (plant)
    (seedlings)
    plantar a la intemperie
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