English version

set on somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishset on somebody phrasal verb British English1 set somebody/something on somebodyATTACK to make people or animals attack someone The farmer threatened to set his dogs on us.2 if you are set on by people or animals, you are suddenly attacked by them A thirty-five-year-old man was set on by four youths last night. Grammar Set on is usually passive in this meaning.3 set somebody on/onto somebody to give someone information about a person who you think has done something wrong, because you want that person to be found and caught If I refuse, he’ll set the police onto me. set→ See Verb table
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Verb table
set
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyset
he, she, itsets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyset
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave set
he, she, ithas set
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad set
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill set
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have set
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam setting
he, she, itis setting
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you, we, theyare setting
Past
I, he, she, itwas setting
you, we, theywere setting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been setting
he, she, ithas been setting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been setting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be setting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been setting
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