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set on

verb

Definition of SET ON

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

Examples of SET ON

  1. <without warning, bandits would set on unwary merchants as they traveled along the Silk Road>

First Known Use of SET ON

14th century

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