set-to

noun
\ ˈset-ˌtü How to pronounce set-to (audio) \
plural set-tos

Definition of set-to

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a usually brief and vigorous fight or debate

set to

verb
set to; setting to; sets to

Definition of set to (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

First Known Use of set-to

Noun

1743, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1525, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of set-to was circa 1525

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“Set-to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set-to. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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set-to

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English Language Learners Definition of set-to

chiefly British : a usually short fight or argument

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