We searched dictionaries. None gives the translation for ‘sumabak’ as in ‘sumabak sa trabaho’

The solution we offer is to use ‘fall’ and translate the dictionary sample sentences according to the context of usage.

Merriam-Webster’s usage of ‘fall’: To set about heartily and actively/vocabulary.com’s usage of ‘fall’: Begin vigorously


sumabak sa trabaho

Ang mga bilanggo ay sumabak sa trabaho kaagad.


The prisoners fell to work right away. (vocabulary.com’s sample sentence)

(fell to work — Merriam-Webster’s sample)

sumabak sa pagninegosyo

Huwag kang sumabak sa pagninegosyo kung kulang ang puhunan mo.


Don’t fall to making business if your capital is insufficient.