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


set to

verb

Definition of set to

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

First Known Use of set to

circa 1525


SET-TO Defined for English Language Learners

set-to

noun

Definition of set-to for English Language Learners

  • : a usually short fight or argument



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