Definition of 'set up'
- set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
Synonyms: establish found launch
Antonyms: abolish get rid of
- create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
Synonyms: assemble piece put together tack tack together
Antonyms: disassemble dismantle take apart break up break apart
- construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
Synonyms: raise erect rear put up
Antonyms: level raze rase dismantle tear down take down pull down
- get ready for a particular purpose or event; "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
Synonyms: lay out set
- put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
- begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.; "set up an election"
- take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
Synonyms: ensnare entrap frame
- produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"
Synonyms: effect effectuate
- set up for use; "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a new sink"
Synonyms: install instal put in
- place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
Synonyms: install instal establish
- arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; "rig an election"
- erect and fasten; "pitch a tent"
- arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with those of bygone times"
Synonyms: arrange put order
- equip with sails or masts; "rig a ship"
Synonyms: rig set
- make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
Synonyms: fix prepare ready gear up set
- well established and ready to function; "things I can do now that I'm set up"