set about

set about(
sehd
 
uh
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baut
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to begin)
a. ponerse a
We got up on Saturday morning and set about doing our chores.Nos levantamos el sábado por la mañana y nos pusimos a hacer nuestros quehaceres.
2. (to approach)
a. enfocar
How do you suggest that we set about this issue?¿Cómo sugieres que enfocamos este problema?
b. abordar
We need to set about the issue of where we'll stay when we arrive.Tenemos que abordar la cuestión de dónde nos vamos a hospedar cuando lleguemos.
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to attack) (United Kingdom)
a. atacar
Those ruffians set about me as I was leaving the theatre.Esos rufianes me atacaron cuando salía del teatro.
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set about
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (task, job)
a. emprender
2. (problem, situation)
a. abordar
to s about doing somethingempezar a hacer algo
3. (attack)
a. atacar
set about
intransitive verb
1 (begin) [+task] empezar
to set about doing sth ponerse a hacer algo
2 (attack) atacar; agredir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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