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Noun: setup  'set,úp
  1. Equipment designed to serve a specific function
    - apparatus
  2. The way something is organized or arranged
    "it takes time to learn the setup around here"
  3. An act that incriminates someone on a false charge
    - frame-up
Verb: set up
  1. Start a new organization or institution
    "She set up a literacy program";
    - establish, found, launch
  2. Create by putting components or members together
    "They set up a committee";
    - assemble, piece, put together, tack, tack together
  3. (construction) Construct, build
    "set up a barn";
    - raise, erect, rear, put up
  4. Get ready for a particular purpose or event
    "set up an experiment";
    - lay out, set
  5. Put into a proper or systematic order
    "set up the books on the shelves in chronological order";
    - arrange
  6. Begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.
    "set up an election"
  7. [informal] Make someone get in trouble by setting a trap or planting false or deliberately misleading evidence
    "I was set up!";
    - ensnare, entrap, frame, fit up [Brit, informal], stitch up [Brit, informal]
  8. Produce
    "The scientists set up a shock wave";
    - effect, effectuate
  9. Set up for use
    "set up the washer and dryer";
    - install, instal, put in
  10. Place
    - install, instal, establish
  11. Arrange the outcome of by means of deceit
    "set up an election";
    - rig
  12. Erect and fasten
    "set up a tent";
    - pitch
  13. Organize thoughts, ideas, or temporal events
    "set up one's life";
    - arrange, put, order
  14. Equip with sails or masts
    - rig, set
  15. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    "I was setting up to leave town after I paid the hotel bill";
    - fix, prepare, ready, gear up, set

Derived forms: setting up, sets up, setups, set up

See also: set

Type of: alter, build, cause, change, cheat, chisel [informal], construct, cozen [literary], create, deceive, delude, devise, do, engender, equip, equipment, erect, falsehood, falsification, fashion, fit, fit out, get up, join, lay, lead on, machinate, make, manner, mode, modify, open, open up, organise [Brit], organize, outfit, place, pose, position, prepare, put, rear, set, style, way

Antonym: break apart, get rid of

Encyclopedia: Setup

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