set sb up - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “set sb up”

See all translations

set sb up

phrasal verb with set
 
 
/set/ verb (setting, set, set)
COMMERCE to provide the money or other support so that someone can start a business or work in a particular position: set sb up (as sth) After he lost his job, his father set him up as a consultant to the family business.set yourself up Noye set himself up as a haulage contractor.
(Definition of set sb up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of set sb up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “set sb up” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More