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English definition of “set to”

set to

verb uk phrasal verb with set   /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set) us  

(WORK)

to start working or dealing with something in an energetic and determined way: If we all set to, we should be able to finish the job in a week.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of workStarting and beginningStarting again

(FIGHT)

informal to begin to fightFighting
(Definition of set to phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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