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set sth up

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