Definition of

Set Up

  1. (verb, change) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    prepare for war
    I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill
  2. (verb, change) get ready for a particular purpose or event
    set the table
    lay out the tools for the surgery
  3. (verb, change) equip with sails or masts
  4. (verb, cognition) arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
    set up one's life
    I put these memories with those of bygone times
  5. (verb, contact) put into a proper or systematic order
  6. (verb, contact) erect and fasten
  7. (verb, contact) set up for use
    We put in a new sink
  8. (verb, contact) place
  9. (verb, creation) produce
  10. (verb, creation) create by putting components or members together
    He tacked together some verses
    They set up a committee
  11. (verb, creation) construct, build, or erect
  12. (verb, creation) begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.
  13. (verb, social) set up or found
  14. (verb, social) arrange the outcome of by means of deceit
  15. (verb, social) take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    The innocent man was framed by the police

via WordNet, Princeton University

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