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startup

[stahrt-uhp] /ˈstɑrtˌʌp/
noun
1.
the act or fact of starting something; a setting in motion.
2.
a new business venture, or a new commercial or industrial project:
a small, 5-month-old Internet startup.
adjective
3.
of or relating to the beginning of such a venture or project, especially to an investment made to initiate it:
high start-up costs for construction of a new facility.
Origin of startup
1550-1560
1550-60; noun use of verb phrase start up
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British Dictionary definitions for start up

start up

verb (adverb)
1.
to come or cause to come into being for the first time; originate
2.
(intransitive) 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
adjective
4.
of or relating to input, usually financial, made to establish a new project or business: a start-up mortgage
noun
5.
a business enterprise that has been launched recently
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start up

1.
Begin to operate, especially a machine or engine, as in Start up the motor so we can get going. [ First half of 1900s ]
2.
Move suddenly or begin an activity, as in When the alarm rang I started up. [ Early 1200s ]
3.
Organize a new enterprise, as in Starting up a business requires considerable capital. [ Second half of 1900s ]
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