go about


verb (intr)

(adverb) to move from place to place
(preposition) to busy oneself withto go about one's duties
(preposition) to tackle (a problem or task)
(preposition) to be actively and constantly engaged in (doing something)he went about doing good
to circulate (in)there's a lot of flu going about
(adverb) (of a sailing ship) to change from one tack to another

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Idioms and Phrases with go about

go about

1

Also, go around. Move here and there, to and fro; also, circulate. For example, She's been going about telling everyone the news, or A report went around that the dollar was dropping. [c. 1300]

2

Set about, undertake, as in I'm not sure how to go about making a pie. [Late 1600s]

3

go about one's business. Proceed with one's own proper occupation or concern. For example, Don't bother with that—just go about your business. [Late 1600s]

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