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set up (2)

Meaning: to put together or arrange the parts of something before using it

For example:

  • set up sth Before the concert, the PA system had to be set up and the band had to set up their equipment.

  • set sth up If you set the barbecue up, I'll go and get the drinks and the salad.

Nouns often used as objects with
set up (2): stage, camera, equipment, studio, drum kit, PA system, tent, portable barbecue, deck chairs, volleyball net

Quick Quiz:

Before interviewing people for his film about learning English, Daniel had to set up
  1. some questions
  2. his equipment
  3. the students

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