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power up

1. To begin functioning or operating after connecting to a power source. He began reading the memos for the day while waiting for the computer to power up.
2. To activate something, especially a computer or computer system, especially by connecting or prompting it to connect to a power source. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "power" and "up." I always sit down at my desk and have a cup of coffee before I power up my computer and start work for the day. OK, power the engines up and steer the plane onto the runway.
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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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Angela Hartman, publicist; director of media, POWER UP
As a result, the Green Power UPS solutions comply with the most stringent environmental protection standards without compromising on performance - even for the most challenging applications.
The removable module with LCD screen and buttons, allows kids to download items and power ups from the show.
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.