The time at which something is supposed to begin:
— They got an early start.
synonyms: beginning, commencement, first, get-go, kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, starting time.
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Dutch: aanvang, begin, beginperiode, intrede, inval, opmaat, show Time
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.
A sudden involuntary movement:
— He awoke with a start.
synonyms: jump, startle.
sweeping organic change;
change of state,
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Dutch: aanvang, begin, opschrikken, saltatie, schrikken, sprong, start, startlijn
The act of starting something.
synonyms: beginning, commencement.
Polish: danie początku, zainicjowanie, zapoczątkowanie
A signal to begin (as in a race):
— The starting signal was a green light.
— The runners awaited the start.
synonym: starting signal.
The advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race):
— With an hour's start he will be hard to catch.
synonym: head start.
Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action:
— Who will start?.
synonyms: begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start out.
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Dutch: aangaan, aanvangen, aanzetten, beginnen, inzetten, starten
Set in motion, cause to start:
— The U.S. started a war in the Middle East.
synonyms: begin, commence, lead off.
make a motion,
place in one's way,
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jump over the moon;
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give an impetus
give a start to,
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come into existence,
come to pass,
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Dutch: aanvangen, aanvatten, beginnen, entameren, instellen, inzetten, openen, opstarten, opvatten, starten
synonyms: depart, part, set forth, set off, set out, start out, take off.
take one's departure,
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Dutch: uitzetten, gaan, uiteenzetten, verlaten
Have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense:
— Prices for these homes start at $250,000.
Dutch: beginnen, een aanvang nemen, intreden, inzetten
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.
synonyms: commence, embark on, start up.
Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm:
— She startled when I walked into the room.
synonyms: jump, startle.
open one's eyes,
rub one's eyes,
turn up one's eyes;
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stand in awe of;
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be taken by surprise;
not bargain for;
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Dutch: laten schrikken, opschrikken, schrikken, starten, beginnen
Get going or set in motion:
— We simply could not start the engine.
— Start up the computer.
synonym: start up.
Begin or set in motion:
— I start at eight in the morning.
synonyms: get going, go.
Begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job:
— Start a new job.
synonym: take up.
Play in the starting lineup.
Have a beginning characterized in some specified way.
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.
altered for the worse;
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Moby thesaurus: A, activate, advance, advantage, aid, allowance, alpha, arise, assistance, attack, avoid, backing, base, basis, be off, be startled, beat, beget, begin, beginning ... show more.
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