Set up - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- get ready for a particular purpose or event (syn: lay out, set)
- begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.
- place (syn: establish, instal, install)
- arrange the outcome of by means of deceit (syn: rig)
- erect and fasten (syn: pitch)
- arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events (syn: arrange, order, put)
- make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc (syn: fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set)
They needed the money to set up a special school for gifted children.
He gave his son some capital to set him up.
This wet weather sets up the ache in my old wound.
You need a holiday to set you up again after all that hard work.
We had to set him up with a large sum of money.
The crowd set up a shout as the winner neared the post.
He doesn't set himself up to be an experienced painter, but his work is pleasing to the eye.
The young swimmer has set up a new fast time for the backstroke.
...set up tables in the living room for the party...
...set up a scholarship fund for deserving students from the inner city...
Do you know how to set up a tent?
The journal was set up in 1924.
I'm not to blame; I've been set up.
She set up a literacy program
They set up a committee