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set up (3)

Meaning: to make the necessary arrangements for an event or activity

Synonym: organize, arrange

For example:

  • set up sth We've set up a meeting with some of our biggest clients.

  • set sth up The government agrees that a public enquiry is needed and they promised to set one up within the next few days.

Quick Quiz:

If your boss asks you to set up a meeting, you have to
  1. arrange the meeting
  2. run the meeting
  3. record the meeting

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