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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. Take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    "I was set up!";
    - ensnare, entrap, frame, stitch up [Brit]
  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: set up, sets up, setting up, setups

See also: set

Type of: alter, bring together, build, cause, change, cheat, chisel, construct, cozen, 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

Encyclopedia: Setup

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