set on

verb

Definition of set on

transitive verb
1 :attack
2 a obsolete :promote
b :to urge (an animal, such as a dog) to attack or pursue
c :to incite to action :instigate
d :to set to work
intransitive verb

Examples of set on in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of set on

14th century


Seton

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biographical name Se·ton \ ˈsē-tᵊn \

Definition of Seton

Saint Elizabeth Ann 1774–1821 Mother Seton née Bayley American religious leader

Seton

biographical name

Definition of Seton

Ernest Thompson 1860–1946 originally surname Thompson American (English-born) writer and illustrator

Medical Dictionary

seton

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noun se·ton \ ˈsēt-ᵊn \

medical Definition of seton

:one or more threads or horsehairs or a strip of linen introduced beneath the skin by a knife or needle to provide drainage or formerly to produce or prolong inflammation

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