put (one) to work

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put (one) to work

To give one a particular task to do. We're here to help, so just put us to work wherever you need us. Whenever I come home for a visit, my mom wastes no time putting me to work—last time, I had to vacuum the whole house!
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put/set somebody to ˈwork (on something)

make somebody start work (doing something): On his first day in the office they put him to work on some typing.
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Donald Mahler makes magic when he stages Antony Tudor, and happily, American Ballet Theatre is putting him to work. This season he brought Offenbach in the Underworld to life, and though this is one of the late choreographer's lesser works, it was a delight.
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