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start (sth) off

phrasal verb with start uk   /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.

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start (sth) off

phrasal verb with start uk   /stɑːt/ us   verb
to begin by doing something, or to make something begin by doing something: The mortgages started off with a lower introductory rate but have risen in the past few years. She started off the meeting by presenting the monthly sales report.
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