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set sb up

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)

(ESTABLISH)

to establish someone or yourself in a business or position: After he left college, his father set him up in the family business. She set herself up as an interior designer.

(BENEFIT)

to provide the money that someone needs for an important task or activity that is expected to last a long time: Winning the lottery has set them up for life. to provide someone with the energy or health that you need for a particular period of time: A good breakfast really sets you up for the day.

(DECEIVE)

[often passive] informal to trick someone in order to make them do something, or in order to make someone seem guilty of something that they have not done: They claimed that they weren't selling drugs, but that they'd been set up by the police.
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