English version

set about something/somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishset about something/somebody phrasal verb1 START DOING somethingto start doing or dealing with something, especially something that needs a lot of time and effort A team of volunteers set about the task with determination.set about doing something How do senior managers set about making these decisions?2 ATTACK literary to attack someone by hitting and kicking them They set about him with their fists. set→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
set about doing somethingLou set about decorating their new house in blues and yellows.
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Verb table
set
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyset
he, she, itsets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyset
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave set
he, she, ithas set
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad set
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill set
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have set
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam setting
he, she, itis setting
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you, we, theyare setting
Past
I, he, she, itwas setting
you, we, theywere setting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been setting
he, she, ithas been setting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been setting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be setting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been setting
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