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  • the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)
    • with an hour's start he will be hard to catch
  • a signal to begin (as in a race)
    • the starting signal was a green light
    • the runners awaited the start
  • a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
  • the act of starting something
    • he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations
  • a sudden involuntary movement
    • he awoke with a start
  • 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
    • his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen
  • the time at which something is supposed to begin
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
  • the beginning of anything
    • it was off to a good start
  • bulge outward
    • His eyes popped
  • begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
    • begin a cigar
    • She started the soup while it was still hot
    • We started physics in 10th grade
  • have a beginning characterized in some specified way
    • The novel begins with a murder
    • My property begins with the three maple trees
    • Her day begins with a workout
    • The semester begins with a convocation ceremony
  • play in the starting lineup
  • begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job
    • Take up a position
    • start a new job
  • begin or set in motion
    • I start at eight in the morning
    • Ready, set, go!
  • get going or set in motion
    • We simply could not start the engine
    • start up the computer
  • move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
    • She startled when I walked into the room
  • get off the ground
    • Who started this company?
    • We embarked on an exciting enterprise
    • I start my day with a good breakfast
    • We began the new semester
    • The afternoon session begins at 4 PM
    • The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack
  • bring into being
    • He initiated a new program
    • Start a foundation
  • have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
    • The DMZ begins right over the hill
    • The second movement begins after the Allegro
    • Prices for these homes start at $250,000
  • leave
    • The family took off for Florida
  • set in motion, cause to start
    • The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
    • The Iraqis began hostilities
    • begin a new chapter in your life
  • take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
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