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set sth up

phrasal verb with set
 
 
/set/ verb (setting, set, set)
COMMERCE to formally establish a new company, organization, system, way of working, etc.: The company has now set up a website. set up a business/company Financial services companies must set up a system of self-regulation.
to arrange for an event or activity to happen: set up a meeting I'll set up an appointment.
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