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English definition of “set (sth) up”

set (sth) up

verb uk phrasal verb with set   /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set) us  
to prepare something for use, especially by putting the different parts of it together: We only had a couple of hours to set up before the exhibition opened. I need one or two people to help me set up the equipment.
(Definition of set (sth) up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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