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Old November 11, 2018, 01:19 AM
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Azuzar el perro

How can I say? Azuzar el perro a alguien?
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sic the dog on someone
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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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what about set on?
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Old November 12, 2018, 01:43 AM
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As I said, I've never used it. It appears to be popular, doing a search, but I don't hear it very often in my region.
'set ... on' appears to be the same as 'sic ... on'.
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sic the dog on someone
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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."
Thanks to your explanation now I fully understand this dialogue from the movie Beauty Shop (2005)

Gina (played by Queen Latifah)- How you doing, girl?
Terry (played by Andie MacDowell)- I'm terrific, now that Steven and I split up.
G - You all right?
T- Fine. Y'all knew he was cheating on me. Now I know, and now I'm free.
G- Good for you. Hey, lda, hook Terri up.
T - Oh, good. Hi.
Ida (played by Sherry Shepherd, from Trial & Error)- Come on, you want me to sic my cousin Travis on him? He just got out the pen but he don't mind goin' back early.
T - I just might take you up on that.
I - OK, sit down.
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