set up (1)

Meaning: to start a company, a foundation, or an organization of some sort

Synonym: start up, establish (formal)

For example:

  • set up sth A lot of wealthy people set up charities and foundations to help people who are poor or have serious illnesses.

  • set sth up To set a business up, you need an idea and you need money from investors.

Nouns often used as objects with set up (1): company, business, foundation, organization, network, fund, committee, political party

Quick Quiz:

When he was still a young man, Henry Ford decided to set up

a. a new car

b. a car engine

c. a car company

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