Meaning of 手をつける in Japanese

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te wo つける tsukeru

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Definition of 手をつける

  1. (exp, v1) to set one's hand to; to start work on

    いずれは手をつけなければならないだろう。
    I suppose I've got to get my feet wet sometime.

  2. to embezzle; to use (money obtained in illegal fashion)
  3. to have sexual relations; to have an affair
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