sic (something) on (someone or something)

phrasal verb

Definition of sic (something) on (someone or something)

: to order (an animal, such as a dog) to attack (someone or something)
  • He sicced his dog on me.
often used figuratively
  • The company sicced their lawyers on me.

Word by Word Definitions

sic play
  1. : intentionally so written

  1. : chase, attack

  2. : to incite or urge to an attack, pursuit, or harassment : set

  1. : chiefly Scottish variant of such

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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