Translation of set up in Spanish:

set up

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (erect, assemble) [monument] levantar, erigir* [formal]; [tent] montar, armar; [machine/equipment] montar, armar [type] [Printing/Imprenta] componer* they set up (their) camp near the river acamparon cerca del río 1.2 (arrange, plan) [meeting] convocar* a, llamar a; [kidnapping] planear have we got anything set up for next week? ¿tenemos algo previsto or planeado para la semana que viene? we hope to set up a deal with them esperamos llegar a un trato or acuerdo con ellos 1.3 (institute, found) [committee/commission] crear; [inquiry] abrir*; [school/charity] fundar he set up his own business montó su propio negocio 1.4 (establish) [record] establecer* 1.5 (establish) he set her up in an apartment le puso un departamento or (Spain/España) un piso she set herself up as a photographer se estableció como fotógrafa he set his son up as a farmer le compró una granja a su hijo she's now set up for life ahora tiene todos los problemas resueltos, ahora tiene el porvenir asegurado, se paró para toda la vida (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] 1.6 [colloquial/familiar] (frame) tenderle* una trampa a 1.7 [colloquial/familiar] (rig) arreglar the fight was set up la pelea estaba arreglada 1.8 [colloquial/familiar] (provide drinks) set them up, Jack! ¡sírvenos, Jack!
  • 2verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio 2.1 (invigorate, restore health of) reanimar 2.2to set sb/oneself up as sth (invest with power) erigir* a algn/erigirse* en algo they set him up as their leader lo erigieron en caudillo (represent as, claim to be) she's been set up as something remarkable la han pintado como algo fuera de serie what right have you to set yourself up as our judge? ¿qué derecho tienes a erigirte en nuestro juez?
  • 3verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento 3.1 (raise) [howl/cheer] lanzar* the crowd set up a commotion la muchedumbre armó un alboroto 3.2 (cause) [irritation/infection] producir*
  • 4verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 4.1 (establish in business) to set up as sth establecerse* como algo 4.2 (claim to be) you shouldn't set up to be something you're not no deberías dártelas de lo que no eres [colloquial/familiar]
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