What is the meaning of set up?


  • Set up or found.
    • usage: "She set up a literacy program"
  • Create by putting components or members together.
    • usage: "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
  • Construct, build, or erect.
    • usage: "Raise a barn"
  • Get ready for a particular purpose or event.
    • usage: "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
  • Put into a proper or systematic order.
    • usage: "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
  • Begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc..
    • usage: "set up an election"
  • Take or catch as if in a snare or trap.
    • usage: "I was set up"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
  • Produce.
    • usage: "The scientists set up a shock wave"
  • Set up for use.
    • usage: "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a new sink"
  • Place.
    • usage: "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
  • Arrange the outcome of by means of deceit.
    • usage: "rig an election"
  • Erect and fasten.
    • usage: "pitch a tent"
  • Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events.
    • usage: "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
  • Equip with sails or masts.
    • usage: "rig a ship"
  • Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
    • usage: "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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APAWordNet. (2010). set up. Retrieved April 22, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/set_up/definitions/1183287
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "set up" http://smartdefine.org/set_up/definitions/1183287 (accessed April 22, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, set up, Smart Define, viewed 22 April, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/set_up/definitions/1183287>.
MLAWordNet. "set up" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 April 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/set_up/definitions/1183287>
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