start up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theystart up
he/she/itstarts up
present participlestarting up
past tensestarted up
past participlestarted up
  1. 1
    to bring a business, organization, or project into existence

    The Agency helps over 1,000 firms start up each year.

    She left the company last year to start up her own business.

See also main entry: start