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start someone up (in something)

to help someone get a start in some enterprise. My uncle started me up in business. I started up my niece in the candy business.
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start something up

to start something, such as a car or some procedure. (Also without up.) It was cold, but I managed to start up the car without any difficulty. We can't start the project up until we have more money.
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start up

to begin; to begin running, as with an engine. The car started up without a problem. The engines of the plane started up one by one.
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start up

1. Begin to operate, especially a machine or engine, as in Start up the motor so we can get going. [First half of 1900s]
2. Move suddenly or begin an activity, as in When the alarm rang I started up. [Early 1200s]
3. Organize a new enterprise, as in Starting up a business requires considerable capital. [Second half of 1900s]
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start up

v.
To set something into motion, operation, or activity: I started up the car and let the motor run for a few minutes. When did you start this company up?
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Analysis of Startupsplus data from January to May 2010 identified 36179 start ups, on average 7236 per month, or around 240 per day.
In April 2010, the number of start ups was 61 thousand and the number of closures was nearly 9 thousand.
The hub of global technology innovation is no longer limited to Silicon Valley, but is found in start ups around the world.
Torfaen is at the top of the table for the largest increase in business start ups when comparing Q1 2004 to Q1 2005 with a massive 62% increase.
Monmouthshire was close behind in fourth with 45 start ups per 10,000.