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Old November 11, 2018, 07:29 AM
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sic the dog on someone
sick the dog on someone

The first spelling is recommended, but both are seen. The verb sic means "command to chase or attack, especially as a command to a dog." We also use "They sicced their lawyers on the guy who ran over their prize roses," and "I'm going to sic the police on my neighbor who's growing marijuana."

As a command to a dog, we usually say "Sic 'em!"

The dictionaries say that 'set the dog on someone' is also used, but I've personally never used it.
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