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English definition of “set-up”

set-up

noun uk   /ˈset.ʌp/ us    /ˈset̬-/

set-up noun (ARRANGE)

[S] the way in which things are organized or arranged: When I started my new job, it took me a while to get used to the set-up. "Nice little set-up you've got here," he said as we showed him round the house.Classifying and creating order

set-up noun (TRICK)

[C usually singular] informal a situation in which someone is tricked into doing something or is made to seem guilty of something they did not do: When drugs were found in her luggage, she claimed it was a set-up.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
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