make a dead set upon (someone or something)

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make a dead set upon (someone or something)

obsolete To make a determined and resolute attack upon or effort against someone or something. The temptations of sin and the devil will forever make a dead set upon man's faith and morality, but we must be strong in the face of them. Members of congress made a dead set upon the president to prevent him from vetoing the legislation.
See also: dead, make, set, upon