Meaning of “start on sth” in the English Dictionary

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"start on sth" in British English

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start on sth

phrasal verb with start uk /stɑːt/ us /stɑːrt/ verb

to start to deal with something, or to start to use something:

I'm just about to start on the cleaning.
When did your baby start on solid food?

More examples

  • I'm about to start on the cooking.
  • Have you started on the packing yet?
  • I thought we'd have lunch before starting on the cleaning.
  • I haven't even started on the painting.
  • We'd eaten our main course and were about to start on the dessert.

(Definition of “start on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)