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start up

vb (adverb)
1. to come or cause to come into being for the first time; originate
2. (intr) to spring or jump suddenly from a position or place
3. to set in or go into motion, activity, etc: he started up the engine; the orchestra started up.
(Banking & Finance) of or relating to input, usually financial, made to establish a new project or business: a start-up mortgage.
(Commerce) a business enterprise that has been launched recently
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Verb1.start up - get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
kick-start - start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter
hot-wire - start (a car engine) without a key by bypassing the ignition interlock; "The woman who lost the car keys had to hot-wire her van"
restart, re-start - start an engine again, for example
crank up, crank - start by cranking; "crank up the engine"
jumpstart, jump-start, jump - start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
2.start up - get off the ground; "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"
commence, lead off, start, begin - set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
inaugurate, kick off - commence officially
open - begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
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w>start up

(= move suddenly) a rabbit started up out of the undergrowthein Kaninchen schoss aus dem Unterholz hervor
(= begin) (music etc)anfangen; (machine)angehen (inf), → in Gang kommen; (computer)starten; (motor)anspringen; (siren)losheulen; when I started up in businessals ich als Geschäftsmann anfing; he started up by himself when he was 21er machte sich mit 21 selbstständig; my computer won’t start upmein Computer lässt sich nicht hochfahren
vt sep
(= cause to function)anmachen (inf), → in Gang bringen; engine alsoanlassen, starten; machine alsoanwerfen; computerhochfahren, booten
(= begin)eröffnen; business alsoanfangen; conversationanfangen, anknüpfen; (amongst other people) → in Gang bringen
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(staː) verb
1. to leave or begin a journey. We shall have to start at 5.30 a.m. in order to get to the boat in time.
2. to begin. He starts working at six o'clock every morning; She started to cry; She starts her new job next week; Haven't you started (on) your meal yet?; What time does the play start?
3. to (cause an engine etc to) begin to work. I can't start the car; The car won't start; The clock stopped but I started it again.
4. to cause something to begin or begin happening etc. One of the students decided to start a college magazine.
1. the beginning of an activity, journey, race etc. I told him at the start that his idea would not succeed; The runners lined up at the start; He stayed in the lead after a good start; I shall have to make a start on that work.
2. in a race etc, the advantage of beginning before or further forward than others, or the amount of time, distance etc gained through this. The youngest child in the race got a start of five metres; The driver of the stolen car already had twenty minutes' start before the police began the pursuit.
ˈstarter noun
1. a person, horse etc that actually runs etc in a race.
2. a person who gives the signal for the race to start.
3. a device in a car etc for starting the engine.
ˈstarting-point noun
the point from which something begins.
for a start
(used in argument etc) in the first place, or as the first point in an argument. You can't have a new bicycle because for a start we can't afford one.
get off to a good/bad start
to start well or badly in a race, business etc.
start off
1. to begin a journey. It's time we started off.
2. to cause or allow something to begin, someone to start doing something etc. The money lent to him by his father started him off as a bookseller.
start out
to begin a journey; to start off. We shall have to start out at dawn.
start up
to (cause to) begin or begin working etc. The machine suddenly started up; He has started up a new boys' club.
to start with
1. at the beginning. He was very nervous to start with.
2. as the first point (in an argument etc). There are many reasons why he shouldn't get the job. To start with, he isn't qualified.
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