Translation of "start" - English-Polish dictionary

start

verb uk us /stɑːt/
BEGIN DOING [ I, T ]

A1 to begin doing something

zaczynać
[ + doing sth ] He started smoking when he was eighteen.
[ + to do sth ] Maria started to laugh.
We start work at nine o'clock.
BEGIN HAPPENING [ I, T ]

B1 to begin to happen or to make something begin to happen

zaczynać (się)
The programme starts at seven o'clock.
Police believe the fire started in the kitchen.
BUSINESS [ I, T ] ( also start up)

B2 If a business, organization, etc starts, it begins to exist, and if you start it, you make it begin to exist.

powstawać, zakładać
She started her own computer business.
A lot of new restaurants have started up in the area.
CAR [ I, T ] ( also start up)

B2 If a car or engine starts, it begins to work, and if you start it, you make it begin to work.

włączać (się), uruchamiać (się)
The car won't start.
Start up the engine.
to start with

used to talk about what a situation was like at the beginning before it changed

z lub na początku
I was happy at school to start with, but later I hated it.

used before saying the first thing in a list of things

po pierwsze
To start with, we need better computers. Then we need more training.
MOVE SUDDENLY [ I ]

to move suddenly because you are frightened or surprised

zrywać się, podskoczyć → See also set/start the ball rolling , get/start off on the wrong foot

(Translation of “start verb” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)