set on

verb

Definition of set on

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  attack

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

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  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>

    14th Century

    First Known Use of set on

    14th century


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