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Definition 1: get off the ground - [verb of creation]

Samples where start up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for start up in the sense of this definition

(start up is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of start up ) commence officially

(... is a kind of start up ) begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.

"He opened the meeting with a long speech"

Definition 2: get going or set in motion - [verb of motion]

Samples where start up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We simply could not start the engine
  • start up the computer

Synonyms for start up in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of start up ) start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter

(... is a kind of start up ) 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"

(... is a kind of start up ) start an engine again, for example

(... is a kind of start up ) start by cranking

"crank up the engine"

(... is a kind of start up ) start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery

(start up causes ...) begin or set in motion

"I start at eight in the morning" "Ready, set, go!"

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