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English definition of “start”

start

verb [I/T] (BEGIN)   /stɑrt/
to begin to do something or go somewhere, or to begin or happen: [T] When do you start your new job? [I] We started with nothing when we got married. [I] Classes start next month. [I] Work starts at 9:00 a.m. [I] Ticket prices start at $20 (= these are the cheapest prices). [T] I just started this book (= began to read it). [I] We’ll start out with Lucy (= She will be the first). infml If you tell someone not to start, you are warning that person not to begin complaining or annoying you: [I] Don’t start – I said no!
(Definition of start verb (BEGIN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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