set upon

set upon
Synonyms and related words:
ambush, assail, assault, attack, blitz, bushwhack, come at, come down on, crack down on, descend on, descend upon, fall on, fall upon, gang up on, go at, go for, harry, have at, hit, hit like lightning, jump, land on, lay at, lay hands on, lay into, light into, mug, pitch into, pounce upon, pound, sail into, set on, strike, surprise, swoop down on, take the offensive, wade into

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  • set upon — (someone/something) to attack someone or something. I saw an old man set upon by muggers in an alley. Demonstrators wearing ski masks set upon a stopped police car …   New idioms dictionary

  • set upon — index accost, assail, assault, earnest, oppugn, persistent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • set upon — verb assail or attack on all sides: The zebra was beset by leopards • Syn: ↑beset • Hypernyms: ↑assail, ↑assault, ↑set on, ↑attack • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody …   Useful english dictionary

  • set upon — phrasal verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms set upon : present tense I/you/we/they set upon he/she/it sets upon present participle setting upon past tense set upon past participle set upon set upon someone/something to attack someone or …   English dictionary

  • set upon — PHRASAL VERB: usu passive If you are set upon by people, they make a sudden and unexpected physical attack on you. [be V ed P] We were set upon by about twelve youths and I was kicked unconscious …   English dictionary

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

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

  • set upon — phr verb Set upon is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑mob …   Collocations dictionary

  • set upon someone — set upon (someone/something) to attack someone or something. I saw an old man set upon by muggers in an alley. Demonstrators wearing ski masks set upon a stopped police car …   New idioms dictionary

  • set upon something — set upon (someone/something) to attack someone or something. I saw an old man set upon by muggers in an alley. Demonstrators wearing ski masks set upon a stopped police car …   New idioms dictionary

  • set upon with force — index assault, attack Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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