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set up

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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