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start (something) off

phrasal verb with start
 
/stɑrt/ verb
B1 to begin by doing something, or to make something begin by doing something: She started off her essay with a quote from the book. I’d like to start off by thanking you all for coming.
Translations of “start (something) off”
in Korean -를 시작하다…
in Arabic يَبدأ شَيئا ما…
in Portuguese começar (algo)…
in Catalan començar (ac)…
in Japanese ~を(し)始める, ~に着手する…
in Italian cominciare (qualcosa)…
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