set on

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set on (third-person singular simple present sets on, present participle setting on, simple past and past participle set on)

  1. To attack.
    • Shakespeare
      Cassio hath here been set on in the dark.
  2. To encourage someone, or an animal, to attack someone.
    I will set the dogs on you, if you don't leave right now!

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