Textual thesaurus for "set up"

(verb) set, gear up, fix, prepare, ready

make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

Get the children ready for school!; prepare for war; I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

(verb) set, lay out

get ready for a particular purpose or event

set up an experiment; set the table; lay out the tools for the surgery

(verb) rig, set

equip with sails or masts

rig a ship

(verb) put, arrange, order

arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

arrange my schedule; set up one's life; I put these memories with those of bygone times

(verb) arrange

put into a proper or systematic order

arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order

(verb) pitch

erect and fasten

pitch a tent

(verb) put in, instal, install

set up for use

install the washer and dryer; We put in a new sink

(verb) instal, install, establish


Her manager had set her up at the Ritz

(verb) effect, effectuate


The scientists set up a shock wave

(verb) assemble, tack, tack together, put together, piece

create by putting components or members together

She pieced a quilt; He tacked together some verses; They set up a committee

(verb) put up, raise, rear, erect

construct, build, or erect

Raise a barn

(verb) found, establish, launch

set up or found

She set up a literacy program

(verb) rig

arrange the outcome of by means of deceit

rig an election

(verb) frame, ensnare, entrap

take or catch as if in a snare or trap

I was set up!; The innocent man was framed by the police