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Noun: startup  'staa(r)t,úp
  1. A new business
    - start-up
     
  2. The act of setting in operation
    "repeated shutdowns and startups are expensive";
    - start-up
     
  3. The act of starting a new operation or practice
    "the startup of the new factory was delayed by strikes";
    - inauguration, start-up
Verb: start up
  1. Get going or set in motion
    "start up the computer";
    - start
     
  2. Get off the ground
    "Who started up this company?";
    - start, embark on, commence

Derived forms: starting up, start-ups, startups, started up, starts up

Type of: begin, beginning, commence, commencement, lead off, start

Encyclopedia: Startup, Washington

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