Definition of Set-to

1. Noun. A brief but vigorous fight.

Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap



Definition of Set-to

1. Noun. a fight ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Set-to

sestrin
sestrins
set
set(p)
set-apart
set-aside
set-aside(p)
set-back
set-builder notation
set-off
set-stitched
set-theoretic
set-theoretic difference
set-theoretical
set-theoretically
set-to (current term)
set-top box
set-top boxes
set-up
set-ups
set (psychology)
set a spell
set ablaze
set about
set afire
set aflame
set ahead
set apart
set ashore
set aside

Literary usage of Set-to

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1. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"And as for the words, there will be no difference between words which are and which are not set to music ; both will conform to the same laws, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"... on which said hearing was set to be had," and that "by reason of the foregoing circumstances, existing on the day when said hearing was set to be had, ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"The dialogue, which in the French and Italian i« set to notes, and sung, I would have pronounced ; if the numbers are of themselves harmonious, ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"... who have made this their business, whether it go not against the hair with them to set to any thing else. Government of the Tongue. 10. To SET up. ..."

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