start up with

start something up with something

to use something in the process of starting something else. Do you have to start this old car up with a crank? Do you start up this car with a crank?
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start up with someone or something

to begin by using someone or something. We will start up with two clerks and add more as we grow. We started up with one old cash register, and now we have six.
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