set up

  1. Set up or found (synset 202431950)
    "She set up a literacy program"
  2. Create by putting components or members together (synset 201660471)
    "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
  3. Construct, build, or erect (synset 201665137)
    "Raise a barn"
  4. Get ready for a particular purpose or event (synset 200408773)
    "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
  5. Put into a proper or systematic order (synset 201466592)
    "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
  6. Begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc. (synset 201665366)
    "set up an election"
  7. Take or catch as if in a snare or trap (synset 202584093)
    "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
  8. Produce (synset 201646466)
    "The scientists set up a shock wave"
  9. Set up for use (synset 201572394)
    "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a new sink"
  10. Place (synset 201572936)
    "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
  11. Arrange the outcome of by means of deceit (synset 202579184)
    "rig an election"
  12. Erect and fasten (synset 201516758)
    "pitch a tent"
  13. Arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events (synset 200737576)
    "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
  14. Equip with sails or masts (synset 200409010)
    "rig a ship"
  15. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc (synset 200407168)
    "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

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