up and running


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up and running

1. Functioning properly, either after a malfunction or for the first time. Until the dryer is up and running again, I guess I'll be going to the laundromat. It only took me a few minutes to get the printer up and running after taking it out of the box.
2. Newly-launched, as of a business or product. We are so happy to announce that, after years of preparation, our design company is officially up and running!
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up and running

Fig.[of a machine] functioning. As soon as we can get the tractor up and running, we will plant the corn crop.
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up and running

COMMON If a system, business, or plan is up and running, it has started and is functioning successfully. Luton's first fully-fledged Business Centre is up and running at last. The project, once it is up and running, will be very dangerous.
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up and running

taking place; active.
1998 New Scientist The arms race may be up and running again.
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ˌup and ˈrunning

working fully and correctly: It will be a lot easier when we have the database up and running.
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