set about - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyset about
he/she/itsets about
present participlesetting about
past tenseset about
past participleset about
  1. set about something to begin doing something, especially in a determined or enthusiastic way

    She set about the problem with her usual energy.

    set about doing something:

    Donaghue set about resolving the problem of rehousing the victims.

See also main entry: set