HyperDic: set_up

English > 15 senses of the expression set up:
VERBsocialset up, establish, found, launchset up or found
creationset up, assemble, piece, put together, tack, tack togethercreate by putting components or members together
creationset up, raise, erect, rear, put upconstruct, build, or erect
changeset up, lay out, setget ready for a particular purpose or event
contactset up, arrangeput into a proper or systematic order
creationset upbegin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.
socialset up, ensnare, entrap, frametake or catch as if in a snare or trap
creationset up, effect, effectuateproduce
contactset up, install, instal, put inset up for use
contactset up, install, instal, establishplace
socialset up, rigarrange the outcome of by means of deceit
contactset up, pitcherect and fasten
cognitionset up, arrange, put, orderarrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
changeset up, rig, setequip with sails or masts
changeset up, fix, prepare, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningSet up or found.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She set up a literacy program"
Synonymsestablish, found, launch
Broaderopen, open upstart to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
Oppositeabolish, get rid ofDo away with
Spanishestablecer, fundar, implantar, instaurar, instituir, lanzar
Catalanestablir, fundar, implantar, instaurar, instituir
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningCreate by putting components or members together.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "They set up a committee"
Synonymsassemble, piece, put together, tack, tack together
Narrowercompoundcreate by mixing or combining
confect, confection, comfitmake into a confection
configureSet up for a particular purpose
jumble, confuse, mix upAssemble without order or sense
reassembleAssemble once again, after taking something apart
rig upErect or construct, especially as a temporary measure
BroaderjoinCause to become joined / joined or linked
make, createmake or cause to be or to become
See alsosetput into a certain place or abstract location
Oppositedisassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break aparttake apart into its constituent pieces
Spanisharmar, concentrar, congregar, construir, ensamblar, juntar, montar
Catalanacoblar, ajuntar, armar, collar, concentrar, congregar, muntar
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 3, creation
MeaningConstruct, build, or erect.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsraise, erect, rear, put up
Categoryconstruction, buildingThe act of constructing something
Broaderconstruct, build, makemake by combining materials and parts
See alsosetput into a certain place or abstract location
Oppositelevel, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull downtear down so as to make flat with the ground
Spanishalzar, construir, edificar, erigir, levantar
Catalanaixecar, alçar, construir, erigir
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningGet ready for a particular purpose or event.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"set up an experiment"
Synonymslay out, set
Broaderfix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
See alsosetput into a certain state
Spanisharmar, montar
Catalanarmar, muntar
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningput into a proper or systematic order.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey set up the bags on the table; The men set up the bookshelves
Synonymarrange
Narroweralphabetize, alphabetisearrange in alphabetical order
cascadeArrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
catenate, catenulateArrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores
chainConnect or arrange into a chain by linking
concordarrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance
corralArrange wagons so that they form a corral
drapeArrange in a particular way
drapeplace casually
dress, decorateProvide with decoration
gradateArrange according to grades
line upform a line
marshalArrange in logical order
orderBring order to or into
orderplace in a certain order
organize, organise, coordinateBring order and organization to
pack, bundle, wad, compactcompress into a wad
pair, geminateArrange in pairs
preen, plumeclean with one's bill
pyramidarrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid
range, array, lay out, set outLay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
rearrangeput into a new order or arrangement / arrangement / arrangement
regularize, regularisemake regular or more regular
serialize, serialisearrange serially
setFix in a border
settleArrange or fix in the desired order
stack, pile, heapArrange in stacks
stackarrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances
stagger, distributeTo arrange in a systematic order
straightenmake straight or straighter
stratifyform layers or strata
string, thread, drawthread on or as if on a string
stringstretch out or arrange like a string
string out, spread outSet out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
See alsosetput into a certain place or abstract location
OppositedisarrangeDestroy the arrangement / arrangement or order of
Spanisharreglar, colocar, disponer
Catalanagençar, arranjar, arreglar, col·locar, disposar, organitzar, planificar
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 6, creation
MeaningBegin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc..
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"set up an election"
Broaderorganize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinateArrange by systematic planning and united effort
Spanishmontar
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 7, social
MeaningTake or catch as if in a snare or trap.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to set up the prisoners
Example"I was set up!"
Synonymsensnare, entrap, frame
Broaderdeceive, lead on, delude, cozenBe false to
See alsosetput into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishacorralar, atrapar, entrampar, pillar, tender una trampa
Nounssetupan act that incriminates someone on a false / false / false charge
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 8, creation
Meaningproduce.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The scientists set up a shock wave"
Synonymseffect, effectuate
Cause tohappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Narrowercarry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfilput in effect
draw, getearn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
induce, stimulate, rush, hastenCause to occur rapidly
precipitatebring about abruptly
servecontribute or conduce to
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Spanishcausar, efectuar, ocasionar, producir
Catalancausar, efectuar, ocasionar, produir, provocar
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningSet up for use.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey want to set up the doors
Synonymsinstall, instal, put in
Narrowerpost, put upPlace so as to be noticed
reinstallinstall again
retrofitfit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishinstalar
Catalaninstal·lar
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 10, contact
Meaningplace.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsinstall, instal, establish
Spanishestablecer, instalar
Catalanestablir, instal·lar
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 11, social
MeaningArrange the outcome of by means of deceit.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymrig
Broadercheat, chiselEngage in deceitful behavior
See alsosetput into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishamañar
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 12, contact
MeaningErect and fasten.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonympitch
Narrowercamp, camp downEstablish or set up a camp / camp / camp / camp
Broaderrear, erectCause to rise up
Spanisharmar, plantar
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 13, cognition
MeaningArrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "set up one's life"
Synonymsarrange, put, order
NarrowerphraseDivide, combine, or mark into phrases
synchronize, synchronise, contemporize, contemporiseArrange or represent events so that they co-occur
Broaderorganize, organiseCause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
Spanisharreglar, ordenar, organizar, poner
Catalanarreglar, col·locar, ordenar, organitzar, posar
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 14, change
Meaningequip with sails or masts.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsrig, set
Broaderequip, fit, fit out, outfitProvide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
Spanishaparejar, enjarciar, equipar
Catalanaparellar, ormejar
English > set up: 15 senses > verb 15, change
Meaningmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymsfix, prepare, ready, gear up, set
Narrowerbrace, poisePrepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
cramPrepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
cultivate, crop, workPrepare for crops
fixkill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
mountFix onto a backing, setting, or support
preconditionput into the required condition beforehand
primeinsert / insert a primer into (a gun / gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
provideTake measures in preparation for
set up, lay out, setGet ready for a particular purpose or event
socialize, socialisePrepare for social life
summerize, summerisePrepare for summer
winterize, winterisePrepare for winter
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishacondicionar, aprestarse, aprestar, disponerse, disponer, prepararse, preparar
Catalanaprestar, disposar-se, preparar-se, preparar

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