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Definition of Setup

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 an 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

See also:
setulous
setups

Anagrams containing the word setup

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