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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
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“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 act in preparation for something
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To put on a public performance
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To have acted in preparation for something
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To conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person
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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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To arrange or place something in a certain spot or position
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Blow the whistle on
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To mend or repair
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To catch something in a trap or snare
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(dated) To cause to appear foolish or absurd
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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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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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To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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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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To execute or carry out
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Ready for use
“Your device is now set up!”
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Having a basis
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Arranged beforehand
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Working or ready to work
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Equipped or furnished (for comfort or utility)
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Decided in advance
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Extremely happy and excited
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Carried out using a planned, ordered procedure
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Any scheme or set of rules used to classify, explain, or calculate
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One's position in relation to their circumstances
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A crafty, and typically underhanded, means to achieve one's aims
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The point at which something is established
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Date with an unknown person
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An organized group of people with a particular purpose
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A thing arranged or set out in a particular way
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A military or industrial establishment
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A situation in which one lies in wait to make a surprise attack or capture
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