English version

power something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpower something ↔ up phrasal verbto make a machine start working Never move a computer while it is powered up. power→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
power upHe hates the idea of giving up even one day of power.It was a tentative document that merely asked for provincial legislation enabling municipalities to buy, sell, and distribute electric power.So, when conversations starts sort of fading, people use questions to power them up.What we pressed him to do in Committee was to include in the Bill power to set up a funding council.Once you power them up and get a topic, what you see is people can glide for awhile on that topic.You use a question to power them back up because it opens up a topic.The handle of the power mower pokes up intact.When spending power goes up relatively quickly the long-term growth in property crime slows down.
From Longman Business Dictionarypower up phrasal verb1[transitive] power something ↔ up if you power up a computer, you start it2[intransitive] journalismFINANCE if the price of shares etc powers up, it rises very fastThe three-month price for zinc powered up to $1675 a tonne. power→ See Verb table
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Verb table
power
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypower
he, she, itpowers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypowered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave powered
he, she, ithas powered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad powered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill power
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have powered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam powering
he, she, itis powering
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you, we, theyare powering
Past
I, he, she, itwas powering
you, we, theywere powering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been powering
he, she, ithas been powering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been powering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be powering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been powering
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