Definition of set to work
- She gave him directions and he immediately set to work.
- He set to work on the project right away.
: to cause to sit : place in or on a seat
: to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them
: to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator
: the act or action of setting
: the condition of being set
: a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together
: intent, determined
: intentional, premeditated
: fixed by authority or appointment : prescribed, specified
: to perform work or fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary
: to perform or carry through a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations
: to exert oneself physically or mentally especially in sustained effort for a purpose or under compulsion or necessity
: activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:
: activity that a person engages in regularly to earn a livelihood
: a specific task, duty, function, or assignment often being a part or phase of some larger activity
: suitable or styled for wear while working
: used for work
: involving or engaged in work
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