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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyset on
he/she/itsets on
present participlesetting on
past tenseset on
past participleset on
  1. 1
    set someone/something on someone/something British to tell a person or animal to attack another person or animal

    Leave now or I'll set the dogs on you.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of set on
  2. 2
    [usually passive] set on someone/something to attack someone or something
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