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set on

Translation of set on in Spanish:

  • 1verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (attack) atacar*, agredir* he was set on by thieves fue atacado por ladrones
  • 2verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento we set the dogs on him le echamos or le lanzamos los perros she set a private detective on him contrató a un detective privado para que lo siguiera
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