Translation of "false start" - English-Spanish dictionary

false start

noun uk us

the start of a race in which one competitor starts too early, before the official signal to begin

salida nula
If an athlete makes a false start, the race must be restarted.

an attempt to do something that fails because you are not ready or not able to do it

intento fallido
We had a couple of false starts because of computer problems, but now the project has really begun.

(Translation of “false start” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)