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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 some movement or activity.
The game will start after school.
antonyms:
halt, stop
similar words:
begin, enter, get, 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
definition 5: to begin the first steps or stages of.
My little sister started school this year.Paul started working on his big project on Saturday.She started to leave, but he asked her to stay.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the beginning of something.
We can't wait for the start of summer.
synonyms:
beginning, 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:
beginning, origin
antonyms:
end
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