What does set upon mean?

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set up·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beset, set uponverb

    assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"

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  1. set uponverb

    To attack someone.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of set upon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of set upon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of set upon in a Sentence

  1. Mohamed Ali:

    There were police on one side of the bus that they set upon, and the terrorists were hiding on the other side, there was an exchange of fire, and the gunmen took refuge in the museum.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    We must not, however, see everything with a pessimist’s eyes. Our eyes should be set upon a bright star and always expecting the best, rather than always expecting for the worst cases to happen.

  3. Steve Cohen:

    It's tough being a public official these days, and I think you ought to be able to have some private time and not be set upon if you go to a ballgame, or if you go to a play or go to dinner.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs.

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. ambidextrous
    • C. foreordained
    • D. ravening

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