What is another word for set upon?

298 synonyms found


[ sˈɛt əpˌɒn], [ sˈɛt əpˌɒn], [ s_ˈɛ_t ə_p_ˌɒ_n]

Set upon is a phrasal verb that typically means to attack or assault someone physically or verbally. There are several synonyms for this term such as assail, assault, beat up, pounce, charge, invade, accost, strike, attack, and rush. Each of these synonyms conveys the idea of aggressive behavior directed towards someone else. These words might be used in a variety of contexts, ranging from a physical confrontation to a verbal argument or even an online dispute. It's important to note, however, that the use of violent language or behavior can be harmful and should generally be avoided.

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How to use "Set upon" in context?

I was set upon. An assailant or attackers deliberately attacked me, they had the advantage over me and they knew it. The attack can be physical or sexual in nature and the intentions are always malicious. I was attacked in broad daylight, on a busy sidewalk. I had no chance to defend myself and no one came to my rescue. I was left to fend for myself.

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