set on

verb

Definition of set on

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  attack

  3. 2a obsolete :  promoteb :  to urge (an animal, such as a dog) to attack or pursuec :  to incite to action :  instigated :  to set to work

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  go on, advance

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


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