set sb/sth on sb Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “set sb/sth on sb” - English Dictionary

"set sb/sth on sb" in British English

See all translations

set sb/sth on sb

phrasal verb with set uk   /set/  us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to make an ​animal or ​personattack someone: The ​securityguards set ​theirdogs on the ​intruders. If you do that again, I'll set my ​bigbrother on you!
(Definition of set sb/sth on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “set sb/sth on sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使…攻击(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…攻擊(某人)…
What is the pronunciation of set sb/sth on sb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

planet

an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More