Phrasal Verbs

start up

This page is about the phrasal verb start up


to create and run an organization such as a business, a club, a band, etc.


set up, establish (formal)

For example

  • start up sth After I finished university, I started up my own small business.

  • start sth up You had a chess club in your old school, so why don't you start one up in your new school as well?

Nouns often used as objects with start up: business, company, service, club, web site, organization, charity, project, band, school

Quick Quiz

We're starting up our own online business because

a. we don't think it will work

b. we think it'll work well

c. it's already made some money

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