set out (for some place)

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set out (for some place)

To depart for or begin traveling (to some place). Have an amazing time in Japan! When do you set out? I'm setting out for New York tomorrow to attend a business meeting.
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set something out (for someone or something)

to remove something and place it so that it is available for someone or some purpose. I set a piece of cake out for you to eat whenever you get home. Liz set out some cake for Karen.
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set out (on something)

to begin a journey; to begin a project. We set out on our trip exactly as planned. We set out at noon.
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set out

(for some place) (from some place) to leave from some place on a journey for some place. We set out for home from the cabin on the very next morning. We set out from the cabin at dawn.
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set out

1. Begin an earnest attempt, as in He set out to prove his point, or We accomplished what we set out to do. [Late 1800s]
2. Lay out systematically, as in She set out all the reports in chronological order. [Second half of 1500s]
3. Display for exhibition or sale, as in The Japanese restaurant set out samples of all the different kinds of sushi. [c. 1300]
4. Plant, as in It was time to set out the seedlings. [Early 1800s]
5. Begin a journey, as in They set out at dawn. [Late 1500s]
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set out

v.
1. To start a journey: She set out at dawn for town.
2. To begin an earnest attempt to do something; undertake something: Four years ago, we set out to reform the government, and since then, we have accomplished much.
3. To make something explicit, especially an idea or plan: In her speech, she set out a plan for her second term in office. He set his ideas out in a detailed report.
4. To display something for exhibition or sale: The vendor set out a large display of fruit and vegetables. The children set a pumpkin out for Halloween.
5. To plant something: They set out seeds last year, and now the field is full of flowers. We should set some tulip bulbs out this fall.
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References in classic literature ?
No sooner said than done: the two mice set off for the town and arrived at the Town Mouse's residence late at night.
Those bands, in effect, shortly afterward broke up their encampments and set off for a less beaten neighborhood.
Vernon set off for London as soon as she had determined what should be done.
Their conference was put an end to by the anxious young lover himself, who came to breathe his parting sigh before he set off for Wiltshire.
The friends now plan to set off for Paris tonight and still hope to reach there by Friday night.
So he set off for Stanley Road Police Station (on foot), A copper filled in a form and frowned, "We get hundreds of these a week lad," he said "But we'll be sure to look around".
THE Cardiff City squad will set off for the Watford area on Christmas Day evening.
Martin's youngest son George, nine, and mum Betty had been among those waving farewell when he set off for Sydney from Gloucestershire Airport on Monday morning.
set off 1 : to start a journey <We set off for home.
KATE and Gerry McCann set off for Brussels last night hoping to persuade MEPs to introduce a Europe-wide alert system they believe could prevent other children going missing like their daughter Madeleine.
As Portuguese detectives continued to attend interviews with friends of the McCanns in Leicestershire, the couple set off for the Belgian capital ahead of a key meeting at the European Parliament.
TALENTED Midland youngsters set off for the capital today to entertain the crowds at a top tourist destination.
CHILDREN from a primary school near Rugby had an early start today when they set off for a trip to France.
Little did Garton Ash know what he was getting into when he travelled to take up his place at the Humboldt University in East Berlin: `I set off for Berlin on my 23rd birthday, 12 July 1978, driving my new dark blue Alfa-Romeo up the motorway .
As the foursome set off for the six-day break, Ewan said: "Bikes have been my main hobby since I was a teenager.