start up

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start up (third-person singular simple present starts up, present participle starting up, simple past and past participle started up)

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  1. (intransitive) To rise suddenly.
    He 'started up when he heard the scream.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To begin to operate.
    The four of them started up a law practice.
    The engine started up right away.
  3. (intransitive, colloquial) To begin.
    They started up playing.

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