set up house

Definition of set up house

  1. :  to become settled in a house where one is going to live They moved to California and set up house in a suburb of Los Angeles.

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

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  1. :  a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families :  home

    :  a shelter or refuge (as a nest or den) of a wild animal

    :  a natural covering (as a test or shell) that encloses and protects an animal or a colony of zooids

  1. :  to provide with living quarters or shelter

    :  to store in a building

    :  to encase, enclose, or shelter as if by putting in a house (see 1house)


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