power sth up

power sth up
UK US power (sth) up
Phrasal Verb with power({{}}/ˈpaʊər/ verb [T]
[I or T] IT if a machine, computer, etc. powers up, or if someone powers it up, it is switched on or prepared so that it is ready to be used: »

This computer only takes seconds to power up.


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