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"head start" in American English

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head startnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhed ˈstɑrt/
the ​advantage of ​beginning before ​others in a ​competition or other ​situation: If we ​leave early, we can get a head start on the ​holidaytraffic.
(Definition of head start from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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"head start" in Business English

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head startnoun [S]

uk   us  
an ​advantage that a ​person or ​company has compared to other ​people or ​companies: Larger ​banks have more ​capital and thus a ​bigheadstart. a significant/huge/​massiveheadstarta head start on sb/sth India has a ​headstart on other ​economies, with a ​privatesector that is bursting with ​energy and inventiveness.a head start over sb/sth Government ​researchsubsidies gave US ​hi-techfirms a ​headstart over ​competitors in the rest of the ​world.
(Definition of head start from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “head start”
in Chinese (Simplified) (竞赛或赛跑等中)先起步的优势…
in Turkish üstünlük, önde olma, avantaj…
in Russian преимущество…
in Chinese (Traditional) (競賽或賽跑等中)先起步的優勢…
in Polish przewaga na starcie…
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