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 — 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 — 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

  • To set on fire — 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

  • To set on foot — 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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