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up•start



Pronunciation: (
n., adj.up'stärt";
v.up-stärt'),
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n.
1. a person who has risen suddenly from a humble position to wealth, power, or a position of consequence.
2. a presumptuous and objectionable person who has so risen; parvenu.

adj.
being, resembling, or characteristic of an upstart.

v.i.
1. to spring into existence or into view.
2. to start up; spring up, as to one's feet.

v.t.
to cause to start up.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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