- 1. start, beginning
- usage: the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
- 2. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset, point, point in time
- usage: the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
- 3. start, starting, turn, play
- usage: a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning); "he got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital"; "his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen"
- 4. startle, jump, start, reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction
- usage: a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"
- 5. beginning, start, commencement, change of state
- usage: the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
- 6. start, starting line, scratch, scratch line, line
- usage: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
- 7. starting signal, start, signal, signaling, sign
- usage: a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"
- 8. start, head start, advantage, vantage
- usage: the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"
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- 1. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence
- usage: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"
- 2. begin, lead off, start, commence
- usage: set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
- 3. depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off, leave, go forth, go away
- usage: leave; "The family took off for Florida"
- 4. begin, start
- usage: have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
- 5. originate, initiate, start, make, create
- usage: bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
- 6. start, start up, embark on, commence, begin, lead off, start, commence
- usage: get off the ground; "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"
- 7. startle, jump, start, move
- usage: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
- 8. start, start up
- usage: get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
- 9. start, go, get going
- usage: begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
- 10. start, take up
- usage: begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
- 11. start, play
- usage: play in the starting lineup
- 12. begin, start, be
- usage: have a beginning characterized in some specified way; "The novel begins with a murder"; "My property begins with the three maple trees"; "Her day begins with a workout"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony"
- 13. begin, start, act, move
- usage: begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object; "begin a cigar"; "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade"
- 14. start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out, change shape, change form, deform
- usage: bulge outward; "His eyes popped"
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