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To have started or established
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“Inflammatory words between the two opposing factions would start an all-out brawl.”
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To have triggered a passionate feeling or reaction
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Past tense for to begin from a particular point in time
“We have organized a meeting that will start in exactly an hour.”
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Past tense for to come into existence
“Is it a coincidence that this issue would start from the moment we hired Jim?”
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Past tense for to commence or continue a given task
“We have plenty of work to get through, so it's best if we start as soon as possible.”
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Past tense for to begin to move in a given direction
“We need to start west and continue for an hour before we reach our destination.”
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(of a machine) Past tense for 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) Past tense for to begin operating
“My new tablet would start after I pushed the power button.”
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Past tense for to jerk suddenly in surprise
“The class would start at the booming voice of their stern teacher.”
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Past tense for to move or appear suddenly
“The cat would suddenly start from the living room into the kitchen for no apparent reason.”
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(of eyes) Past tense for to bulge out significantly
“Alexia's eyes would start excitedly whenever she discussed her ideas for societal change.”
Adjective
Existing or happening right now
Adjective
In progress, currently taking place
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Started
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Set in motion
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On the way towards
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In a condition or state of stimulation
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