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    set up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word set up

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