set upon

  • 1 set upon — verb To attack someone. I was set upon by a couple of young thugs. Syn: set on …

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  • 2 set upon — phrasal to attack usually with violence < the dogs set upon the trespassers > …

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  • 3 set upon — See: SET ON …

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  • 4 set upon — See: SET ON …

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  • 5 To set upon — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …

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  • 6 To set upon — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. i. 1. To pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink out of sight; to come to an end. [1913 Webster] Ere the weary sun set in the west. Shak. [1913 Webster] Thus this century sets with little mirth, and the next… …

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  • 7 Set — (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root of E.… …

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  • 9 Set — (s[e^]t), v. i. 1. To pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink out of sight; to come to an end. [1913 Webster] Ere the weary sun set in the west. Shak. [1913 Webster] Thus this century sets with little mirth, and the next is likely …

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  • 10 set — /set/, v., set, setting, n., adj., interj. v.t. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something …

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  • 11 set — I. verb (set; setting) Etymology: Middle English setten, from Old English settan; akin to Old High German sezzen to set, Old English sittan to sit Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to cause to sit ; place in or on a seat 2 …

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  • 12 upon — 1. preposition /əˈpɒn/ a) Being above and in contact with another. Place the book upon the table. b) Being directly supported by another. The crew set sail upon the sea. Syn: on 2 …

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  • 13 set on — also[set upon] {v.} 1. To begin suddenly to fight against; attack fiercely. * /Tom was walking through the park when a gang of boys set on him./ 2. To cause to attack. * /Some boys went to steal melons but the farmer set his dog on them./ …

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  • 15 set on — verb To encourage someone, or an animal, to attack someone. I will set the dogs on you, if you dont leave right now! Syn: set upon …

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  • 16 set aside — vt 1: to disagree with and overturn (a decision or act of a lower tribunal) upon review: overrule vacate set aside the decree 2: to deprive of legal effect or force: annul void may set aside the contract …

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  • 17 Set — (s[e^]t), a. 1. Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance. [1913 Webster] 2. Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices. [1913 Webster] 3. Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set battle.… …

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  • 18 Set hammer — Set Set (s[e^]t), a. 1. Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance. [1913 Webster] 2. Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices. [1913 Webster] 3. Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set… …

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  • 19 Set line — Set Set (s[e^]t), a. 1. Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance. [1913 Webster] 2. Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices. [1913 Webster] 3. Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set… …

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  • 20 Set nut — Set Set (s[e^]t), a. 1. Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance. [1913 Webster] 2. Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices. [1913 Webster] 3. Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set… …

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