set out
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set out(
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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 arrange)
a. disponer
The staff had set out hors d'oeuvres on the various tables in the hall.Los empleados habían dispuesto entremeses en las diversas mesas en el salón.
b. exponer (for viewing)
The antique dealer set out a bunch of original modernist posters.El anticuario expuso una cantidad de carteles modernistas originales.
2. (to state)
a. exponer
The sales manager set out the new strategy for the employees.El gerente de ventas expuso la nueva estrategia para los empleados.
b. presentar
One of the professors set out his ideas for the new course.Uno de los profesores presentó sus ideas para el nuevo curso.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to leave)
a. salir
A group of hikers had set out for the summit that morning.Un grupo de excursionistas había salido hacia la cima esa mañana.
b. partir
The travelers had no clue what awaited them when they set out that day.Los viajeros no tenían ni idea de lo que les esperaba cuando partieron aquel día.
4. (to start out)
a. proponerse
At first she set out to be a painter, but Helen found that her passion lay with accounting.En un principio se propuso ser pintora, pero Helen encontró que su pasión estaba en la contabilidad.
b. empezar
We set out to create a positive space for teens to spend time.Empezamos a crear un espacio positivo donde puedan pasar su tiempo los adolescentes.
c. tener la intención
Though the government may not have set out to harm the poor, that was what happened.Aunque el gobierno no haya tenido la intención de hacer daño a los pobres, eso fue lo que pasó.
d. pretender
Despite the extra hours we put in, we couldn't complete the task we set out to do.A pesar de las horas extras que trabajamos, no pudimos completar la tarea que pretendíamos hacer.
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set out
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. (arrange)
a. disponer
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (depart)
a. salir
3. (in job, task)
a. empezar, comenzar
4. (intend)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to s out to do somethingpretender hacer algo
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set out
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
salir; partir; especially (LAm)for para;from de
we'd better set out early we set out at 8 o'clock
we set out for London at nine o'clock salimos para Londres a las nueve; to set out in search of sth/sb salir en busca de algo/algn; to set out to do sth proponerse hacer algo; what are you setting out to do? ¿qué os proponéis?; ¿cuál es vuestro objetivo?; we did not set out to do that no teníamos esa intención al principio
transitive verb
1 (display) [+goods] exponer
2 (present) [+reasons, ideas] presentar; exponer
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