set-to

noun \ ˈset-ˌtü \

Definition of set-to

plural set-tos
: a usually brief and vigorous fight or debate

First Known Use of set-to

1743

in the meaning defined above

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set to

verb

Definition of set to

1 : to begin actively and earnestly
2 : to begin fighting

First Known Use of set to

circa 1525

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : a usually short fight or argument


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