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power something up

to start something, such as an engine. You should power the engine up and let it run awhile before you drive away. Power up the engine and mow the grass.
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power up

to start an engine. Well, let's power up so we will be ready to leave with the others. It's time to power up and get going.
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power up

v.
1. To activate some device and prepare it for operation: The pilot powered up the engines and prepared to take off. I replaced the memory chip and powered the computer up and to see if it worked.
2. To start operating and become ready for use: Wait a few seconds for the computer to power up.
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CCID Consulting predicts that it will be very difficult to integrate Merlin Gerin's small power UPS products into APC.
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In addition to the CleanSource DC products, the Active Power UPS product family is the broadest battery-free UPS line in the world, now ranging from 65 kVA to 3600 kVA.
Sorrent's attention to detail and excitement -- from smoking engines and oil slicks to power ups and exploding vehicles -- delivers enough action for even the staunchest racing fan and fun for all.
Beacon Power Corporation (Nasdaq: BCON), a development-stage company which designs, develops and offers for sale battery-free, flywheel-based power systems to provide highly reliable, cost-competitive, environmentally-friendly, uninterruptible electric power, will today announce its first steps in entering the high power UPS market.
In both modes, adding to the excitement, racers can use different power ups such as spells (turn your opponent into a frog) or launch different items, such as acorns and teacups, to help them beat their opponents.