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  • 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
  • equip with sails or masts
    • rig a ship
  • arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
    • arrange my schedule
    • set up one's life
    • I put these memories with those of bygone times
  • erect and fasten
    • pitch a tent
  • arrange the outcome of by means of deceit
    • rig an election
  • place
    • Her manager had set her up at the Ritz
  • set up for use
    • install the washer and dryer
    • We put in a new sink
  • produce
    • The scientists set up a shock wave
  • take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    • I was set up!
    • The innocent man was framed by the police
  • begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.
    • set up an election
  • put into a proper or systematic order
    • arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order
  • get ready for a particular purpose or event
    • set up an experiment
    • set the table
    • lay out the tools for the surgery
  • construct, build, or erect
    • Raise a barn
  • create by putting components or members together
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee
  • set up or found
    • She set up a literacy program
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