usage: begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"
2. undertake, set about, attempt, initiate, pioneer
usage: enter upon an activity or enterprise
3. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence
usage: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"