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set sb up

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

[often passive] informal to trick someone in order to make them do something, or in order to make someone seem guilty of something that they have not done: They claimed that they weren't selling drugs, but that they'd been set up by the police.
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"set sb up" in Business English

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set sb up

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /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.
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