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set up

 
Adjective set up has 1 sense
  1. set up - well established and ready to function; "things I can do now that I'm set up"
    Antonym:
    unestablished (indirect, via established)
Noun set up has 3 senses
  1. apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
    --1 is a kind of equipment
    --1 has particulars:
     aerator; burner; cascade liquefier; centrifuge, extractor, separator; chemical reactor; cloud chamber, Wilson cloud chamber; condenser; duplicator, copier; electrograph; generator; heat pump; heliograph; incubator, brooder; instillator; Kipp's apparatus; lighting; nuclear reactor, reactor; optical bench; pendulum; purifier; reformer; semaphore; sequencer, sequenator; soda fountain; still; submersible; telegraph, telegraphy; titrator; X-ray machine
  2. setup - the way something is organized or arranged; "it takes time to learn the setup around here"
    --2 is a kind of manner, mode, style, way, fashion
  3. frame-up, setup - an act that incriminates someone on a false charge
    --3 is a kind of falsification, falsehood
    Derived form: verb set up7
Verb set up has 15 senses
  1. establish, set up, found, launch - set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
    --1 is one way to open, open up
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together - make by putting pieces together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"
    --2 is a kind of join, bring together; make, create
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. raise, erect, rear, set up, put up - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
    --3 is one way to construct, build, make
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. set up, lay out, set - get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
    --4 is one way to fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
    --5 is one way to put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Sample sentences:
    They set up the bags on the table
    The men set up the bookshelves
  6. set up - begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.; "set up an election"
    --6 is one way to
    organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. ensnare, entrap, frame, set up - take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
    --7 is one way to deceive, lead on, delude, cozen
    Derived form: noun setup3
    Sample sentence:
    They want to set up the prisoners
  8. effect, effectuate, bring about, set up - produce; "The scientists set up a shockwave"
    --8 is one way to cause, do, make
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. install, instal, put in, set up - set up for use; "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a new sink"
    --9 is one way to put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Sample sentence:
    They want to set up the doors
  10. install, instal, set up, establish - place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  11. rig, set up - arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; "rig an election"
    --11 is one way to cheat, chisel
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. pitch, set up - erect and fasten; "pitch a tent"
    --12 is one way to rear, erect
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. arrange, set up, put, order - arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
    --13 is one way to organize, organise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  14. rig, set, set up - equip with sails, masts, etc.; "rig a ship"
    --14 is one way to equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  15. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set - make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
    --15 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
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