In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(begin, tackle)I spent a long time deciding how to set about the task — me llevó mucho tiempo decidir cómo acometer la tarea
- we set about cleaning the room — nos pusimos a limpiar la habitación
- how does one set about applying for the job? — ¿qué hay que hacer para solicitar el trabajo?
2(attack)atacaragredirthey set about him with sticks — empezaron a darle / a golpearlo con palos
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