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Definition of "set-to" []

  • A brief, usually heated conflict or argument. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "set-to" in a sentence
  • "Henry's set-to with an Arsenal fan came after the final whistle, when the players went across to applaud their followers."
  • "The judgment said Suárez's claim to have been "conciliatory and friendly" in the set-to with Evra was not believable, given the "mutual animosity" of their argument clear in video evidence."
  • "Of course it's happened before – as recently as 2009 – but with so much worry about the power of the euro and the wealth of the French clubs, an Anglo-Irish set-to at the Millennium Stadium in three weeks would come like a breath of fresh air."