HyperDic: set_out

English > 3 senses of the expression set out:
VERBchangeset out, get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, commencetake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action
contactset out, range, array, lay outlay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
motionset out, depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, take offleave
English > set out: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningTake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Synonymsget down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, commence
Narrowerattackset to work upon
auspicatecommence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
break instart in a certain activity, enterprise / enterprise, or role
come onOccur or become available
embark, enterSet out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
fallBegin vigorously
get cracking, bestir oneself, get going, get moving, get weaving, get started, get rollingstart to be active
get toarrive at the point of
jump offset off quickly, usually with success
plunge, launchBegin with vigor
recommenceBegin again
strike outSet out on a course of action
Oppositeend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Similar tobeginBegin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
Spanishcomenzar, empezar, estrenar, iniciar, originar, partir, principiar
Catalancomençar, donar començament, estrenar, iniciar, originar, principiar
English > set out: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningLay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsrange, array, lay out
NarrowercompartLay out in parts according to a plan
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
See alsosetput into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishdisponer
English > set out: 3 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningLeave.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe children set out to the playground
Synonymsdepart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, take off
Narrowerblaze, blaze outMove rapidly and as if blazing
roar offLeave
sally forth, sally outSet out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
take off, lift offdepart from the ground
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Spanishestrenar, iniciar, irse, originar, partir, separar
Catalananar-se'n, estrenar, iniciar, marxar, originar, partir, sortir

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