verb (sics, siccing, sicced or sics, sicking, sicked)[with object] (sic something on)
- 1Set a dog or other animal on (someone): the plan was to surprise the heck out of the grizzly by sicking the dog on himMore example sentences
- You know, my agent called me up and said, ‘There's a show they're going to sic dogs on people.’
- 1.1 (sic someone on) • informal Set someone to pursue, keep watch on, or accompany (another).More example sentences
- How could this be the same politician who a decade later would sic James Watt on the nation's wilderness and prairies?
- But,’ he added, ‘if you keep calling me all these fruity nicknames, I'm going to sic Luci on you.’
- Leah was jealous of how good you were for a beginner, and decided to sic Kat on you.
mid 19th century: dialect variant of seek.