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Definition of set on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

set on

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

set on somebody

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set upon somebody

 
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[usually passive] to attack somebody suddenly I opened the gate, and was immediately set on by a large dog.

set somebody on somebody

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set something on somebody

 
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to make a person or an animal attack somebody suddenly The farmer threatened to set his dogs on us.
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