Definition Of start


a sudden movement of surprise or alarm.

she awoke with a start

cause (an event or process) to happen.

two men started the blaze that caused the explosion

come into being; begin or be reckoned from a particular point in time or space.

the season starts in September

give a small jump or make a sudden jerking movement from surprise or alarm.

“Oh my!” she said, starting

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Example Of start

  • start line

  • start the dishwasher

  • A basic bed, shower and toilet will start at £10 a night, plus the cost of disposable linen.

  • a good start is half the battle

  • a knock at the door made her start

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