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English definition of “start out”

start out

phrasal verb with start     /stɑːt/ US  /stɑːrt/ verb
C1 to begin your life, or the part of your life when you work, in a particular way: My dad started out as a sales assistant in a shop.Starting and beginningStarting again
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