— phrasal verb with start uk /stɑːt/ us /stɑːrt/ verb
- He started out as a teacher and only began writing in his thirties.
- What started out as a part-time job soon became a full-time occupation.
- She started out as a waitress and was spotted by a model scout.
- She started out life as Norma Jean Mortenson.
- It's hard to believe she started out as a magician's assistant.