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start (sth) up

phrasal verb with start uk   /stɑːt/  us   /stɑːrt/ verb
  • (BUSINESS)

If a ​business or other ​organizationstarts up, or if someone ​starts one up, it is ​created and ​starts to ​operate: Many ​smallbusinessesstarted up in the 1980s to ​cater to this ​growingmarket. We ought to ​start up a ​dramagroup.
  • (ENGINE)

If a ​vehicle or ​enginestarts up, or someone ​starts it up, it ​starts to ​work: The ​car wouldn't ​start up this ​morning.
(Definition of start (sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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start (sth) up

phrasal verb with start uk   us   /stɑːt/ verb
if a ​business or other ​organizationstarts up, or if someone ​starts one up, it is ​created and ​starts to ​operate: The ​fundingmeans that by the ​time it ​starts up in December, the ​group will have an ​annualoperatingbudget of about $70 million. She's ​talking about ​starting up a totally new ​business.
(Definition of start (sth) up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “start (sth) up”
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)(公司或机构)成立, 创办…
in Chinese (Traditional) 企業, (使)(公司或機構)成立, 創辦…
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