Meaning of “set sth up” in the English Dictionary

"set sth up" in British English

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set sth up

phrasal verb with set uk /set/ us /set/ verb present participle setting, past tense and past participle set

B1 to formally establish a new company, organization, system, way of working, etc.:

A committee has been set up to organize social events for the students.
She plans to set up her own business.
They've set up a fund for victims of the earthquake.

B2 to arrange for an event or activity to happen:

We need to set up a meeting to discuss the proposals.
The government has agreed to set up a public enquiry.

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set (sth) up

phrasal verb with set uk /set/ us /set/ verb present participle setting, past tense and past participle set

(Definition of “set sth up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"set sth up" in Business English

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set sth up

phrasal verb with set uk /set/ us 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.

(Definition of “set sth up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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