In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(erect, assemble)(monument) levantar(monument) erigir formal(tent) montar(tent) armar(machine/equipment) montar(equipment/machine) armarPrinting (type) componerthey set up (their) camp near the river — acamparon cerca del río
1.2(arrange, plan)(meeting) convocar a(meeting) llamar a(kidnapping) planearhave we got anything set up for next week? — ¿tenemos algo previsto / planeado para la semana que viene?
- we hope to set up a deal with them — esperamos llegar a un trato / acuerdo con ellos
1.3(institute, found)(committee/commission) crear(inquiry) abrir(charity/school) fundarhe set up his own business — montó su propio negocio
1.5(establish)he set her up in an apartment — le puso un piso Spain
- 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
1.6informal (frame)tenderle una trampa a
1.7informal (rig)arreglarthe fight was set up — la pelea estaba arreglada
1.8informal (provide drinks)set them up, Jack! — ¡sírvenos, Jack!
2.1(invigorate, restore health of)reanimar
2.2to set sb/oneself up as sth — erigir a algn/erigirse en algo
- they set him up as their leader — lo erigieron en caudillo
2.3to set sb/oneself up as sth(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?
3.1(raise)(howl/cheer) lanzarthe crowd set up a commotion — la muchedumbre armó un alboroto
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 informal
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