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set on/upon sb

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
[often passive] to ​attack someone: He was set upon by a ​viciousdog. to ​surround or ​catch someone and ​prevent them from ​escaping: As he ​left the ​theatre, the ​singer was set upon by ​fansdesperate for ​autographs.
(Definition of set on/upon sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “set on/upon sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 攻击(某人), 围困(某人), 堵截(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 攻擊(某人), 圍困(某人), 堵截(某人)…
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