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English definition of “set-up”

set-up

noun [C usually singular] (TRICK)    /ˈset.ʌp/ US  /ˈset̬-/ informal
a situation in which someone is tricked into doing something or is made to seem guilty of something they have not done: When drugs were found in her luggage, she claimed it was a set-up.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
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