Translation of set up in Spanish:
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (erect, assemble) (type)(Printing)they set up (their) camp near the river1.2 (arrange, plan)acamparon cerca del río(meeting)convocar allamar a(kidnapping)have we got anything set up for next week?we hope to set up a deal with them¿tenemos algo previsto or planeado para la semana que viene?1.3 (institute, found)esperamos llegar a un trato or acuerdo con ellos(committee/commission)(inquiry)(school/charity)he set up his own business1.4 (establish)montó su propio negocio(record)1.5 (establish) See examples: he set her up in an apartmentshe set herself up as a photographerle puso un departamento or (Spain) un pisohe set his son up as a farmerse estableció como fotógrafashe's now set up for lifele compró una granja a su hijo1.6 [colloquial] (frame)ahora tiene todos los problemas resueltosahora tiene el porvenir aseguradose paró para toda la vida (River Plate area) [colloquial]1.7 [colloquial] (rig) the fight was set uptenderle una trampa a1.8 [colloquial] (provide drinks) See examples: set them up, Jack!la pelea estaba arreglada¡sírvenos, Jack!
- 2verb + object + adverb 2.1 (invigorate, restore health of) 2.2to set somebody/oneself up
assomething(invest with power)they set him up as their leadererigir a alguien/erigirse enalgo(represent as, claim to be) See examples: she's been set up as something remarkablelo erigieron en caudillowhat right have you to set yourself up as our judge?la han pintado como algo fuera de serie¿qué derecho tienes a erigirte en nuestro juez?
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