set-up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"set-up" in British English

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set-upnoun

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 around the ​house.

set-up noun (TRICK)

[C usually singular] informal a ​situation in which someone is ​tricked into doing something or is made to ​seemguilty of something they did not do: When ​drugs were ​found in her ​luggage, she ​claimed it was a set-up.
(Definition of set-up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"set up" in Business English

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set up

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (setting, set, set)
[I] COMMERCE to ​start a new ​business: One way in which ​people are ​responding to such ​pressures is by setting up on their own, often by ​selling their ​services to their ​formeremployers. She ​wants to ​repay the ​committee for the ​help she received when setting up in ​business.
(Definition of set up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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