set on

set on(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to attack)
a. atacar
We were set on by pirates while we were crossing the gulf.Nos atacaron unos piratas cuando cruzábamos el golfo.
2. (to allow to attack)
a. echar
The police set their dogs on us, but we climbed a fence and escaped.La policía nos echó sus perros, pero escalamos una valla y escapamos.
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set on
intransitive verb
(attack) (physically, verbally) agredir; atacar
he was set on by four of them fue agredido or atacado por cuatro de ellos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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