What is the Meaning of SET UP?
for English Language Learners (ELL) – those learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
set something up
set up something
put physical things in place for an occasion (e.g., tables, chairs, etc.)
This suggests assembling and “standing” things in the right places.
1. “You don’t have to do a thing,” said Dave. “The caterers will come in the afternoon and bring the food and set everything up.”
2. This tent is sure a lot easier to set up than the one my parents had when I was a kid!
|present –||SET UP|
|present participle –||SETTING UP|
|past –||SET UP|
|past participle –||SET UP|