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To begin from a particular point in time
“We have organized a meeting that will start in exactly an hour.”
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To come into being
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“Is it a coincidence that this issue would start from the moment we hired Jim?”
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To cause to happen or begin
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“Inflammatory words between the two opposing factions would start an all-out brawl.”
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To set up or establish
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“Bill Gates would start his philanthropic foundation to enhance healthcare and reduce poverty.”
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To commence or continue a given task
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“We have plenty of work to get through, so it's best if we start as soon as possible.”
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To begin to move in a given direction
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“We need to start west and continue for an hour before we reach our destination.”
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(of a machine) To cause something to begin to work
“You can start the car by turning the key in the ignition.”
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(of a machine) To begin operating
“My new tablet would start after I pushed the power button.”
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To jerk suddenly in surprise
“The class would start at the booming voice of their stern teacher.”
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To move or appear suddenly
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“The cat would suddenly start from the living room into the kitchen for no apparent reason.”
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(of eyes) To bulge out significantly
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“Alexia's eyes would start excitedly whenever she discussed her ideas for societal change.”
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Start a fire
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Stand up
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Give it a try
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To accept or commence a given responsibility or engagement
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To provide with a dower
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To pierce (a cask) to draw out liquid
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To cause to move forwards
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To be about to happen
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To refuse to give in to
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(of an engine) To fire and start running
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To initiate a course of action, often against something that one disapproves of
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To make a series of small irregular or violent movements
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Inject new life into
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To produce the desired effect
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To deliberately make (someone) annoyed or angry
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To make white or whiter by removing color
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Chase for killing
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To take as true or as a fact without actual proof
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Noun
(usually in singular) The point at which an event commences
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“Charles rushed to make it in time for the start of his best friend's wedding.”
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The point at which something is established
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“The start of the social network took place in the dormitories of Harvard.”
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(usually in singular) The reason or origin of an event or set of circumstances
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“In this paper, we explore the start of the country's civil war.”
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An advantage over one's peers or competitors
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“His parents were very well connected, and that would give him a start when the time came for him to find a job.”
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(usually in singular) A sudden involuntary movement
“He awoke with a start at the sound of his loud alarm.”
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A feeling of fright
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One's circumstances, especially when it is out of one's control
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Setting in motion
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An act of shuddering
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(neutral or negative in nature) An unexpected or astonishing event or fact
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A starting or falling back
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Jumping-off point
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A sudden outbreak of something, typically something unwelcome or noisy
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The amount by which a competitor is ahead in a contest
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(now rare) The earliest stage of something
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The beginning
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(narratology) A technique of having something occur suddenly to frighten the audience
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Jump-start
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An act of running somewhere suddenly and rapidly
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The action of leaving, especially to start a journey
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Jump-start
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An act that initiates or advances a process or plan
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Adjective
Beginning, starting, coming into existence
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