Translation of "start out" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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start out

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

C1 to begin your life, or the part of your life when you work, in a particular way

开始人生;开始职业生涯
My dad started out as a salesperson in a shop. 我爸爸最初在一家商店当售货员。

More examples

  • 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.

(Translation of “start out” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)