sic (someone or something) on (someone)

sic (someone or something) on (someone)

To cause someone or something to attack someone or something else. If I sic my goons on him, I bet he'll pay up. I do feel safe here because I have two dogs that I know I can sic on an intruder.
See also: on, sic
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sic on

v.
To urge or incite someone or something to attack or go after someone: The guards sicced dogs on the intruders. They threatened to sic their lawyers on us.
See also: on, sic
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