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To start a business, organization, institution or a scheme
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“His parents moved to set up a business in the eastern boroughs of London, where he was born.”
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To prepare something for use
“You need to set up your new mobile device before you can use it.”
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To assemble or put together something before it can be used
“You can even set up a border for your office, making it easier for guests to stay in the room when they visit.”
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To organize in a particular way
“You need to set up your kitchen in a manner that is conducive to high-end cooking.”
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To be cunningly tricked into doing something, usually in an incriminating way
“You've got the wrong idea, I was set up!”
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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.”
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(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.”
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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.”
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To have set up on a long-term basis
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To bring about or cause something to happen
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To furnish with, or cause to be present
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Put into operation
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To act in preparation for something
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Arrange in a particular position
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To accuse or blame
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Put on a public performance
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To have acted in preparation for something
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To provide the means to do something
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To have an intention to do something
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Blow the whistle on
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To mend or repair
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To put securely in place or in the desired position
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To arrive at an answer through logic
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To catch something in a trap or snare
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Ridicule
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To keep alive or provide sustenance for
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To have furnished with, or caused to be present
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(of a state or process) To encourage the development of, or increased activity in, something
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To fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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Cause to become twisted together with or caught in
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To tell a joke or talk in a playful manner
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To gather or summon for a formal meeting
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Catch, snare; trick
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(treat to) To pay the bill for someone else
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To recover or improve, especially from an injury or illness
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To set up camp, typically in the outdoors
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Ready for use
“Your device is now set up!”
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Equipped
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Having a basis
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Arranged beforehand
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Prepared for the coming of an event
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Extremely happy and excited
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Decided in advance
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Carried out using a planned, ordered procedure