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head startnoun [C]

us   /ˈhed ˈstɑrt/
the advantage of beginning before others in a competition or other situation: If we leave early, we can get a head start on the holiday traffic.
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head startnoun [S]

uk   us  
an advantage that a person or company has compared to other people or companies: Larger banks have more capital and thus a big head start. a significant/huge/massive head starta head start on sb/sth India has a head start on other economies, with a private sector that is bursting with energy and inventiveness.a head start over sb/sth Government research subsidies gave US hi-tech firms a head start over competitors in the rest of the world.
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