(third-person singular simple present sets up, present participle setting up, simple past and past participle set up)
- To ready something for use.
- We set up the sprinkler.
- Logically order.
- Set up my CD collection.
- To cause to happen
- Even a minor change can set up new bugs.
- To trap or ensnare.
- I've got to set up that tasty rabbit.
- Arrange for an outcome; to tamper or rig.
- The election was set up!
- To gel or harden.
- Give the cement 24 hours to set up before walking on it.
- To make (someone) proud or conceited (often in passive).
- To matchmake; to arrange a date between two people.
- (sports) To create a goalscoring opportunity (f).
(comparative more set up, superlative most set up)
- In a position to function; ready.
- Now that I'm set up, this will take moments!
- Alternative form of setup.