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Definition 1: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action - [verb of change]

Samples where set out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We began working at dawn
  • Who will start?
  • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
  • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
  • He began early in the day
  • Let's get down to work now

Synonyms for set out in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of set out ) begin again

"we recommenced his reading after a short nap"

(... is a kind of set out ) start to be active

"Get cracking, please!"

(... is a kind of set out ) set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

"she embarked upon a new career"

(... is a kind of set out ) occur or become available

"water or electricity came on again after the earthquake"

(... is a kind of set out ) begin with vigor

"He launched into a long diatribe" "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"

(... is a kind of set out ) start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role

(... is a kind of set out ) set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task

"I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"

(... is a kind of set out ) commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck

"They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"

(... is a kind of set out ) arrive at the point of

"She gets to fretting if I stay away from home too long"

(... is a kind of set out ) set off quickly, usually with success

"The freshman jumped off to a good start in his math class"

(... is a kind of set out ) begin vigorously

"The prisoners fell to work right away"

(... is a kind of set out ) set out on a course of action

"He struck out on his own"

(set out has a similar meaning as ...) begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language

"She began Russian at an early age" "We started French in fourth grade"

Definition 2: lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line - [verb of contact]

Samples where set out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lay out the clothes
  • lay out the arguments

Synonyms for set out in the sense of this definition

(set out is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of set out ) lay out in parts according to a plan

Definition 3: leave - [verb of motion]

Samples where set out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The family took off for Florida

Synonyms for set out in the sense of this definition

(set out is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

(... is a kind of set out ) depart from the ground

"The plane took off two hours late"

(... is a kind of set out ) leave

"The car roared off into the fog"

(... is a kind of set out ) move rapidly and as if blazing

"The spaceship blazed out into space"

(... is a kind of set out ) set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner

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