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To start a business, organization, institution or a scheme
“His parents moved to set up a business in the eastern boroughs of London, where he was born.”
To prepare something for use
“You need to set up your new mobile device before you can use it.”
To assemble or put together something before it can be used
“You can even set up a border for your office so it's easier for guests to stay in the room when they visit.”
To organize in a particular way
“You need to set up your kitchen in a manner that is conducive to high-end cooking.”
To be cunningly tricked into doing something, usually in an incriminating way
“You've got the wrong idea, I was set up!”
To prearrange the outcome of an event, typically for one's own benefit
“It was always your intention to set up the high profile bout, so don't come in here scraping the barrel for self-pity.”
(with a personal objective pronoun) To establish someone or something in a certain position
“Her mum had traveled a great geographical distance to give her moral support and help set up her new business.”
To give support, usually financially or otherwise
“This new lucrative contract will be sure to set up his future after his playing days are over.”
Ready for use
“Your device is now set up!”
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