(third-person singular simple present sets out, present participle setting out, simple past and past participle set out)
- To explain something, or give exact details, usually in writing.
- This contract sets out all the terms of the agreement as we discussed.
- To go out, leave.
- Tomorrow we set out for America.
- To start an activity with the intention of finishing it.
- He set out with the aim of writing the book in less than 3 months.
- Many young people set out to change the world.
In the transitive sense 1, the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.