set upon

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set upon (third-person singular simple present sets upon, present participle setting upon, simple past and past participle set upon)

  1. To attack someone.
    I was set upon by a couple of young thugs.
  2. To begin an activity; to embark upon a course of action.
    On receiving the letter, I immediately set upon writing a reply.

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