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Definition of "set up" [set up]

  • To ready something for use. (verb)
  • Logically order. (verb)
  • To cause to happen (verb)
  • To trap or ensnare. (verb)
  • Arrange for an outcome; to tamper or rig. (verb)

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Use "set up" in a sentence
  • "For reasons that have never been clear to me, on this one Friday night in November when I was sixteen, I was invited along on an outing set up by none other than Evil Barbie, Her Peroxided Majesty."
  • "Binion and his brilliant public relations director, the Englishman Henri Bollinger, set up interviews for Stuey on television shows in Los Angeles, Houston, Kansas City, and New York."
  • "Bleachers had been set up around the table under the giant canopy of the Fremont Street Experience, the multimillion-dollar overhead laser light show that the Downtown Association had built in the early 1990s in a futile attempt to compete with the casinos on the Strip."