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start

start

 
 
pronunciation:
start
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: started, starting, starts
definition 1: to begin a movement or activity.
The game will start after school.
antonyms:
halt, stop
similar words:
begin, enter, launch
definition 2: to move suddenly as if by surprise.
The rabbit started at the sound.
synonyms:
jump, spring
similar words:
bound, dart, dash, flinch, jerk, jolt, leap, react, shy, startle, twitch, wince
definition 3: to set in motion; cause to begin.
She told me to start the car.
synonyms:
begin, commence, initiate
antonyms:
cease, conclude, end, halt, stop
similar words:
activate, approach, establish, found, ignite, inaugurate, institute, introduce, kindle, launch, lead off, pioneer, undertake
definition 4: to help to begin a project or job.
He started his brother in business.
synonyms:
sponsor
similar words:
assist, back, finance, help, initiate
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the beginning of something.
We can't wait for the start of summer.
synonyms:
commencement
antonyms:
end, finish
similar words:
first, onset, outset
definition 2: a quick or sudden movement.
The siren made him jump with a start.
synonyms:
jerk, jump
definition 3: the place or time something begins.
He knew from the start that he would win the game.
synonyms:
origin
antonyms:
end
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