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  1. 2
    to organize or plan something such as an event or system

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  2. 3
    to build a structure, or to put it in a particular place

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  3. 7
    British to prepare someone for something

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  4. 8
    mainly British to put someone in a position of power

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  5. 11
    set someone up for life to provide someone with enough money so that they do not have to work for the rest of their life

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  6. 13
    set yourself up as something to claim to be something that you are not

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