fall to

verb
fell to; fallen to; falling to; falls to

Definition of fall to

intransitive verb

: to begin doing something (such as working or eating) especially vigorously often used in invitation or command

Examples of fall to in a Sentence

after some refreshments, she fell to working with renewed vigor

First Known Use of fall to

1577, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fall to was in 1577

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“Fall to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20to. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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