2013년 3월 9일 토요일

Dic: set out to do something


  • When Mary set out to become a writer, she had no idea how difficult it would be to earn a living.
  • He has achieved what he set out to do three years ago...
  • Salesmen who deliberately set out to defraud customers.
  • Are you suggesting that he deliberately set out to sabotage your work?
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■ to begin doing something that is part of a plan.

■ If you set out to do something, you start trying to do it.

■ to start doing something or making plans to do something in order to achieve a particular result.

■ to start doing or working on something in order to achieve a goal.
  • When we set out on this project, we knew it would be difficult. [set out on]
  • Are you suggesting that he deliberately set out to sabotage your work? [set out to do something]
.... Cambridge Idioms, Cobuild, LDOCE, Macmillan







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