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English definition of “set sth up”

set sth up

phrasal verb with set     /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
B1 to formally establish a new company , organization , system , way of working , etc.: A committee has been set up to organize social events in the college . She plans to set up her own business . They've set up a fund for victims of the earthquake .Starting, succeeding and failing in business B2 to arrange for an event or activity to happen : We need to set up a meeting to discuss the proposals . The government has agreed to set up a public enquiry .Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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