noun, plural set-tos.
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Origin of set-to
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Example sentences from the Web for set-to
But that was all like playing skretch-cradle to our set-to last night in the dark.Fix Bay'nets|George Manville Fenn
What police had had the set-to with the crowd at the Fort Wayne depot?
Soon Billy happened in at the same place, and a set-to occurred at sight, in which the average was no disarranged.Romance of California Life|John Habberton
So saying, she flourished her duster as if about to set-to again.Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour|R. S. Surtees
Went to the chapel last night, I understand, and he and dad had a set-to.Keziah Coffin|Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for set-to
verb (intr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with set-to
Apply oneself, begin, work energetically, as in We set to revamping our policy on child care, or She set to studying for the bar exam. [Early 1400s]
Begin fighting, as in Both of them were furious, and they set to immediately. [First half of 1700s]