start/ stɑrt /
verb (used without object)
to begin or set out, as on a journey or activity.
to appear or come suddenly into action, life, view, etc.; rise or issue suddenly forth.
verb (used with object)
to set moving, going, or acting; to set in operation:
to start an automobile; to start a fire.
to establish or found:
to start a new business.
a beginning of an action, journey, etc.
a signal to move, proceed, or begin, as on a course or in a race.
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