Definition of Set Up

  • (verb) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
  • (verb) get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
  • (verb) equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship"
  • (verb) arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
  • (verb) put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
  • (verb) erect and fasten; "pitch a tent"
  • (verb) set up for use; "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a new sink"
  • (verb) place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
  • (verb) produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"
  • (verb) create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
  • (verb) construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
  • (verb) begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.; "set up an election"
  • (verb) set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
  • (verb) arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; "rig an election"
  • (verb) take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"

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