go about (v.) Old form(s): goe
endeavour, set to work, start trying
MA I.iii.11[Don John to Conrade] I wonder that thou ... goest about to apply a moral medicine to a mortifying mischief
MND IV.i.205[Bottom alone] Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream
Ven.319[of Adonis' horse] His testy master goeth about to take him
WT IV.iv.696[Shepherd to Clown, of Florizel] to go about to make me the King's brother-in-law
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