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start on at sb

verb uk phrasal verb with start   /stɑːt/ us    /stɑːrt/
to start complaining angrily to someone about something they have done: She started on at him about the way he's always looking at other women.
Translations of “start on at sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始責備,開始數落…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始责备,开始数落…
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