Definition of set to in English:

set to

1Begin doing something vigorously: she set to with bleach and scouring pads to render the vases spotless
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  • He exits the room, locking it behind him, and sets to find Basil's things so he can burn them.
  • He bows good bye and sets to climb down the mountain side.
  • Assuming her son killed him after a fight, she quickly sets to the task of covering up the murder to protect her son.
2(Of a dancer) acknowledge another dancer, typically one’s partner, using the steps prescribed: the gentleman sets to and turns with the lady on his left hand
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