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Definitions of set up:
  • verb:   get ready for a particular purpose or event
    Example: "Set up an experiment"
  • verb:   begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.
    Example: "Set up an election"
  • verb:   set up or found
    Example: "She set up a literacy program"
  • verb:   arrange the outcome of by means of deceit
  • verb:   arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.
    Example: "Set up one's life"
  • verb:   put into a proper or systematic order
  • verb:   erect and fasten
  • verb:   make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
  • verb:   equip with sails, masts, etc.
  • verb:   place
  • verb:   take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    Example: "I was set up!"
  • verb:   set up for use
  • verb:   produce
    Example: "The scientists set up a shockwave"
  • verb:   make by putting pieces together
  • verb:   construct, build, or erect
  • adjective:   well established and ready to function
    Example: "Things I can do now that I'm set up"

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