set+to+work

  • 1 set to work — To employ in, or to engage energetically in, a piece of work • • • Main Entry: ↑work * * * set to work (or set someone to work) begin or cause to begin work …

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  • 2 set to work — index employ (engage services), engage (hire), exert, exploit (make use of), hire, manipulate (utilize skillfully) …

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  • 3 set to work — to start working, especially in a determined or enthusiastic way set to work on: I set to work on the mountain of paperwork on my desk. set to work (on) doing something: After lunch, they set to work fixing the roof. set to work to do something:… …

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  • 4 set to work — to begin doing something. They set to work bringing order to an organization that didn t even know how many computers it had. She pulled out her brushes and paper and set to work making a studio out of her hotel room …

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  • 5 set to work — verb a) To begin working. As soon as he got home, he went to his desk and set to work. b) To begin working at. Everyday he sets to work at the new assignments …

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  • 6 set to work — begin to work; indicate someone to begin to work …

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  • 7 set to work on something — get/go/set/to work (on something) phrase to start doing something Let’s get to work on this right now. Thesaurus: to start doing somethingsynonym Main entry: work …

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  • 8 To set at work — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …

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  • 9 To set to work — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …

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  • 10 To set on work — Work Work (w[^u]rk), n. [OE. work, werk, weorc, AS. weorc, worc; akin to OFries. werk, wirk, OS., D., & G. werk, OHG. werc, werah, Icel. & Sw. verk, Dan. v[ae]rk, Goth. gawa[ u]rki, Gr. e rgon, [digamma]e rgon, work, re zein to do, o rganon an… …

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  • 11 To set to work — Work Work (w[^u]rk), n. [OE. work, werk, weorc, AS. weorc, worc; akin to OFries. werk, wirk, OS., D., & G. werk, OHG. werc, werah, Icel. & Sw. verk, Dan. v[ae]rk, Goth. gawa[ u]rki, Gr. e rgon, [digamma]e rgon, work, re zein to do, o rganon an… …

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  • 12 get (down) set to work — get (down) to/set to ˈwork idiom to begin; to make a start • We set to work on the outside of the house (= for example, painting it). Main entry: ↑workidiom …

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  • 13 set — [set] vt. set, setting [ME setten < OE settan (akin to Ger setzen & Goth satjan < Gmc * satjan), caus. formation “to cause to sit” < base of SIT] 1. to place in a sitting position; cause to sit; seat 2. a) to cause (a fowl) to sit on… …

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  • 14 Set — (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root of E.… …

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  • 15 Set — (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root of E.… …

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  • 16 Work — (w[^u]rk), n. [OE. work, werk, weorc, AS. weorc, worc; akin to OFries. werk, wirk, OS., D., & G. werk, OHG. werc, werah, Icel. & Sw. verk, Dan. v[ae]rk, Goth. gawa[ u]rki, Gr. e rgon, [digamma]e rgon, work, re zein to do, o rganon an instrument,… …

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  • 17 work|house — «WURK HOWS», noun. 1. a house of correction where petty criminals are kept and made to work. 2. British. a) a house where very poor people are lodged and set to work. b) (originally) a house established for the provision of work for the… …

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  • 18 set hand to — To set to work on • • • Main Entry: ↑set …

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  • 19 set — set1 [ set ] (past tense and past participle set) verb *** ▸ 1 put someone/something somewhere ▸ 2 make something happen ▸ 3 make equipment ready ▸ 4 decide time/place/value ▸ 5 establish way to do something ▸ 6 do something that influences ▸ 7… …

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  • 20 set — 1 /set/ verb past tense and past participle set PUT DOWN 1 PUT (transitive always + adv/prep) to carefully put something down somewhere, especially something that is difficult to carry: set sth down/on etc: She set the tray down on a table next… …

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