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set up shop

Definition of set up shop

  1. :  to start a business or activity in a particular place <The restaurant set up shop three blocks from here.> <He moved to France, where he set up shop as a writer.> <I set up shop in the living room and made phone calls all afternoon.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

shopplay
  1. :  a handicraft establishment :  atelier

    :  a building or room stocked with merchandise for sale :  store

    :  a small retail establishment or a department in a large one offering a specified line of goods or services

  1. :  to examine goods or services with intent to buy

    :  to hunt through a market in search of the best buy

    :  to make a search :  hunt


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