set out (2)

Meaning: to begin a journey

Synonym: set off, leave

For example:

  • set out After months of planning, Terry and Jo set out on their trip around the world.

  • set out They'd spent a couple of days resting, and it was time to set out on the next stage of the journey.

Quick Quiz:

After packing his bags and making sure he hadn't forgotten his passport, Roberto set out for

a. the bathroom

b. the airport

c. his pet dog

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