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'start' - used as a noun
1. the beginning of anything
it was off to a good start
2. the time at which something is supposed to begin
they got an early start
3. a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
he got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital
4. a sudden involuntary movement
he awoke with a start
5. the act of starting something
6. a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
7. a signal to begin (as in a race)
the runners awaited the start
8. advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)
with an hour's start he will be hard to catch

'start' - used as a verb
9. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
Who will start?
10. set in motion, cause to start
The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
11. leave
12. have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
Prices for these homes start at $250,000
13. bring into being
Start a foundation
14. get off the ground
Who started this company?
I start my day with a good breakfast
The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack
15. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
16. get going or set in motion
We simply could not start the engine
start up the computer
17. begin or set in motion
I start at eight in the morning
18. begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
start a new job
19. play in the starting lineup
20. have a beginning characterized in some specified way
21. begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
She started the soup while it was still hot
We started physics in 10th grade
22. bulge outward

derived forms
1. Start / Plural
starts
2. Start / Past
started
3. Start / Third Person
starts
4. Start / Present Participle
starting
Variations of 'start'
 
Antonym
  • finish
  • stop
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