Focus on the pronunciation of start-up
English definition of “start-up”
start-up (also startup)
› [C] (also start-up business, start-up company) WORKPLACE, COMMERCE a business that has just been started: a business/dotcom/internet start-up He transformed the business from a start-up into one of the world's biggest mobile phone companies.
› [U or S] the act or process of starting or making something start: The startup of our manufacturing operations in China continues on an accelerated schedule. Once you have disabled the program, reboot the computer to see if its absence causes a problem on startup. start-up adjective [before noun] › New operations had had produced losses during their start-up phase.