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start over

US ( UK start afresh)
verb uk phrasal verb with start   /stɑːt/ us    /stɑːrt/
to begin to do something again, sometimes in a different way: We decided to abandon the first draft of the report and start over. The agreement allows old expectations to be forgotten and everyone can start afresh.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 重新開始,重做…
in Russian начинать сначала…
in Turkish yeniden başlamak, tekrar başlamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重新开始,重做…
in Polish zaczynać od początku…
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