- an undertaking or contest deliberately made easy.
- a match or game arranged with an opponent who can be defeated without risk or effort.
- an opponent easy to defeat.
- a shot or play that results in a puck, shuttlecock, ball, or balls being so positioned as to provide a player with an easy opportunity for a winning shot: a playmaker who excels in setups.
- the position of such a puck, ball, etc.: a setup close to and to the left of the goalkeeper.
- the puck, ball, etc., itself: The wing banged the setup into the goal.
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He was actually outside the age range for what my account was setup for.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In one passage Brother Consolmango explains the setup of daily life as a science priest.Pope Francis Asked ‘Would You Baptize an Alien?’ Here’s the Answer.|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It seemed crammed with characters, and like a setup film for The Sinister Six spin-off.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’|Marlow Stern|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like all pilots, the majority of the episode is devoted to setup.‘Halt and Catch Fire’ and AMC’s Push to Reset Dramas|Andrew Romano|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, Electro is part of the Sinister Six, and this movie is really a setup movie.Jamie Foxx on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Donald Sterling’s Racism, and Bill O’Reilly’s TV Act|Marlow Stern|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The setup was inspected twice daily by the commander or his executive.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
A hasty, last-moment inspection was carried out, every man checking certain details of the setup.Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X|Victor Appleton
No matter how foolproof you think your setup is, if you start smuggling you're bound to get caught.Smugglers' Reef|John Blaine
Instead of pulling a ship to ground, in the setup he'd made, the new fields pulled the ground toward the ship.The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
Their setup for killing, imprisonment, bribery and blackmail functions too well.Circle of Flight|Richard Stockham