sic (something) on (someone or something)

phrasal verb

sicced (something) on (someone or something) also sicked (something) on (someone or something); siccing (something) on (someone or something) also sicking (something) on (someone or something); sics (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.

Dictionary Entries Near sic (something) on (someone or something)

sic semper tyrannis

sic (something) on (someone or something)

sic transit gloria mundi

Cite this Entry

“Sic (something) on (someone or something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!