set on
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. attack 2. a. obsolete promote b. to urge (as a dog) to attack or pursue c. to incite to action ; instigate d. to set to work intransitive verb go on, advance

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  • set on — Synonyms and related words: abet, aching for, aggravate, agitate, alienate, ambush, arouse, assail, assault, attack, bed on, bent on, blitz, blow the coals, bottom on, build on, bushwhack, come at, come between, come down on, crack down on, crazy …   Moby Thesaurus

  • set on — also[set upon] {v.} 1. To begin suddenly to fight against; attack fiercely. * /Tom was walking through the park when a gang of boys set on him./ 2. To cause to attack. * /Some boys went to steal melons but the farmer set his dog on them./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set on — also[set upon] {v.} 1. To begin suddenly to fight against; attack fiercely. * /Tom was walking through the park when a gang of boys set on him./ 2. To cause to attack. * /Some boys went to steal melons but the farmer set his dog on them./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set on — phr verb Set on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fire …   Collocations dictionary

  • set on — verb To encourage someone, or an animal, to attack someone. I will set the dogs on you, if you dont leave right now! Syn: set upon …   Wiktionary

  • Set on You — Infobox Single Name = Set on You Artist = Bananarama from Album = B side = Released = 1987 Format = 12 single Recorded = 1986 Genre = Pop, Dance Length = Label = London Records Writer = Sara Dallin Siobhan Fahey Keren Woodward Producer = Chart… …   Wikipedia

  • set on fire — verb a) To cause to begin to burn. You set my heart on fire. b) To arouse passionate feelings in. Syn: fire, ignite, set alight, set fire to, set ablaze, set afire, set aflame, inflame, excite, rouse …   Wiktionary

  • set on foot — See: ON FOOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set on foot — See: ON FOOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To set on — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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