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English definition of “start (sth) off”

start (sth) off

phrasal verb with start     /stɑːt/ US  /stɑːrt/ verb
B1 to begin by doing something, or to make something begin by doing something: She started off the meeting with the monthly sales report . I'd like to start off by thanking you all for coming today.Starting and beginningStarting again
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