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Definition of "to set to work" [to set to work]

  • (verb-transitive)
  • To employ; to cause to engage in any business or labor. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "to set to work" in a sentence
  • "The river was past fording, and Confederate detachments under the eyes of Jackson's former quartermaster, Major J. A. Harmon, had to set to work building pontoons."
  • "As soon as I am at Croisset, I shall begin the article about my poor Bouilhet, a painful and sad task which I am in a hurry to finish, so as to set to work at Saint - Antoine."