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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to create)
a. establecer
They set up their first pharmacy in Mexico City in 1903.Establecieron su primera farmacia en la Ciudad de México en 1903.
b. fundar
She set up the first dance school in the city.Ella fundó la primera escuela de danza de la ciudad.
c. constituir (a committee or cooperative)
The residents set up a condominium association.Los residentes del condominio constituyeron una asociación de propietarios.
d. crear
Before you can use the website, you have to set up an account.Antes de poder usar el sitio, tienes que crear una cuenta.
2. (to put in place)
a. montar
They set up the tent in five minutes.Montaron la carpa en cinco minutos.
b. erigir
A monument was set up in honor of his victory.Se erigió un monumento en homenaje a su victoria.
c. levantar
He brought the statue from Italy and set it up in his garden.Trajo la estatua de Italia y la levantó en su jardín.
d. armar
They took the parts out of the box and got to work setting up the bookcase.Sacaron las piezas de la caja y se pusieron a trabajar para armar la estantería.
3. (computing)
a. configurar
I was looking for tips on how to set up a wireless network at home.Buscaba consejos sobre cómo configurar una red inalámbrica en la casa.
4. (to organize)
a. organizar
He offered to set up a meeting with his boss.Se ofreció a organizar una reunión con su jefe.
5. (to establish)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
His father set him up in business.Su padre le puso un negocio.
When I inherit that money, I'll be set up for life.Cuando herede ese dinero, tendré el porvenir asegurado.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(to frame)
a. tenderle una trampa a
They set me up for his murder.Me tendieron una trampa por su asesinato.
7. (to cause)
a. provocar
When the energy is released, it sets up a chain reaction.Cuando se desata la energía, esto provoca una reacción en cadena.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
8. (to start a business)
a. establecerse
Miguel thought of setting up as a barber.Miguel pensaba establecerse como peluquero.
9. (to prepare equipment)
a. prepararse
We'll give you a few minutes to set up, then we can start the presentation.Te daremos unos cuantos minutos para prepararte, luego podemos empezar la presentación.
b. alistarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
When we arrived, the band hadn't finished setting up.Cuando llegamos, la banda no había terminado de alistarse.
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set up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (erect; statue)
a. erigir
2. (tent, barrier)
a. montar
3. (arrange, organize; meeting, group)
a. organizar
4. (system, company)
a. establecer
to s up house or homeinstalarse
5. (colloquial)
I've been set up!¡me han tendido una trampa!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (establish oneself)
a. establecerse
to s up in businessmontar un negocio
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set up
to set up in business establecerse en un negocio; to set up (in business) as a baker establecerse de panadero
transitive verb
1 (place in position) [+chairs, tables etc] disponer; colocar; [+statue, monument] levantar; erigir; [+fence] construir; poner
to set up camp acampar
2 (start) [+school, business, company] establecer; fundar; [+committee] poner en marcha; [+inquiry] constituir; [+fund] crear; [+government] establecer; instaurar; [+record] establecer; [+precedent] sentar; [+infection] causar; producir
to set up house establecerse; poner casa; to set up shop (Comm) poner (un) negocio; to set sb up in business poner un negocio a algn; establecer a algn; he set her up in a flat la instaló en un piso or departamento; (LAm) now he's set up for life ahora tiene el porvenir asegurado
3 (pose)
to set o.s. up as sth presumir de algo; hacérselas de algo
4 (frame) tender una trampa a
5 (lure into a trap) engañar; llevar al huerto a (informal)
they set him up good and proper
6 (fix, rig) [+fight] amañar; apañar
the fight was set up; Briggs ws told to take a dive in the fifth round
7 (equip) equipar; proveer;with de
to be well set up for estar bien provisto de; tener buena provisión de
8 (Tip) componer
9 (raise) [+cry] levantar; lanzar; dar; [+protest] levantar; formular
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