set out (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb set out (1).

Meaning: to begin doing something with a definite objective or aim in mind

For example:

  • set out They set out with the aim of becoming one of the most popular bands in the world.

  • set out (to do sth) A team of scientists has set out to discover a way of predicting earthquakes, but they haven't succeeded as yet.

Quick Quiz:

After buying the Manchester City Football Club, the new owners set out to make it

a. a golf club instead

b. one of the country's best teams

c. one of the country's worst teams

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Contributor: Matt Errey