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English definition of “start over”

start over

US (UK start afresh) phrasal verb with start     /stɑːt/ US  /stɑːrt/ verb
to begin to do something again, sometimes in a different way: We decided to abandon the first draft of the report and start over. The agreement allows old expectations to be forgotten and everyone can start afresh.Starting againStarting and beginning
(Definition of start over from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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