start up

start up(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to begin happening)
a. empezar
The music started up and the newlyweds took to the floor to dance.Empezó la música y los recién casados salieron a bailar a la pista.
2. (to begin operating)
a. ponerse en marcha
I turned the key and the motor started up effortlessly.Giré la llave y el motor se puso en marcha sin esfuerzo.
b. arrancar
The dryer started up in the middle of the night.La secadora arrancó en medio de la noche.
3. (to begin commercial operations)
a. abrir
Lots of new shops are starting up in our town.Están abriendo muchas tiendas nuevas en nuestra ciudad.
b. comenzar
Fidel started up in the restaurant business when he was only 15 years old.Fidel comenzó en el negocio gastronómico cuando tenía apenas 15 años.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to cause to begin operating)
a. arrancar
It is hard to start up the motor on a cold morning.Es difícil arrancar el motor en una mañana fría.
b. poner en marcha
Start up the dishwasher before you go to bed please.Pon la lavavajillas en marcha antes de acostarte por favor.
5. (to establish)
a. poner
Megan was bored, so she started up a business.Megan estaba aburrida, así que puso un negocio.
b. montar
Andy and Devon started up a clothing company.Andy y Devon montaron una empresa de ropa.
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start up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (car, machine)
a. arrancar, poner en marcha
2. (business)
a. montar, poner
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (engine)
a. arrancar, ponerse en marcha
to s up in businessponer or montar un negocio
start up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
transitive verb
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