Definition of start out (or up) in English:

start out (or up)

phrasal verb

  • Embark on a venture or undertaking, especially a commercial one.

    ‘the company will start out with a hundred employees’
    • ‘She has had a good response and in the future we may look forward to this worthy programme starting up in Hacketstown.’
    • ‘Mr Okeke persuaded Mr Sawalha to travel to Spain to sign a contract and to make the payment for the start up costs of the venture.’
    • ‘He enjoyed the process so much, he's started up Flint, a new venture, already.’
    • ‘What are the biggest traps to look out for when starting out in a venture like this?’
    • ‘Keen on starting a new venture, Mr Twit wants to start up a circus act in his back yard.’
    • ‘The money went to the Prince's Trust to help young people start up new business ventures.’