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set up

verb

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1 to arrange something in a certain spot or position
  • set up tables in the living room for the party

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2 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of
  • set up a scholarship fund for deserving students from the inner city

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3 to fix in an upright position
  • set up a post from which to hang the sign

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5 to restore to a healthy condition
  • don't worry, the doctor will set you up in no time

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setup

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of setup (Entry 2 of 2)

1 the way in which something is sized, arranged, or organized
  • the textbook's setup calls for a list of questions at the end of each chapter

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2 the way objects in space or events in time are arranged or follow one another
  • changed the setup of the living room furniture several times before being satisfied

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The first known use of set up was in the 13th century

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“Set up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/set%20up. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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