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1Begin doing something vigorously.‘she set to with bleach and scouring pads to render the vases spotless’
- ‘He exits the room, locking it behind him, and sets to find Basil's things so he can burn them.’
- ‘Later, once I'm fully dressed, I spy on him from the living room, as he dons an apron and sets to the task of dishwashing.’
- ‘Assuming her son killed him after a fight, she quickly sets to the task of covering up the murder to protect her son.’
- ‘He bows good bye and sets to climb down the mountain side.’
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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