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  • v. start to be active


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  • One slides down the face of a breaker on his surf-board, but he has to get started to sliding.

    Chapter 6

  • "But I think we'd better get everything else taken care of before you get started on it-if you know what I mean, Captain."

    Phule me twice

  • There'd be plenty more dark tales to tell before Ta-Kumsaw was through; might as well get started now, so as not to fall behind.

    He Don't Know Him

  • "Then, if you will give us some supper and a place to sleep to-night, and let us get started on our journey early to-morrow morning," said Dorothy to the King, "I'll ask Ozma to invite you -- if I happen to get to Oz."

    Love Letters

  • "We'd've come to meet you, but we decided to get started on the Polyjuice Potion," Ron explained as Harry, with difficulty, locked the stall again.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • Pat Myrer cautioned me to get started on a new book.

    Kitchen Privileges

  • Ted and Monica plunged ahead, eager to get started on getting sick before Surprise returned and Knew Better.

    Stork Naked

  • The Basic Piano Tuning and Vertical Piano Technology course teaches students everything they need to know to get started as piano tuners/technicians.

    You’re Certifiable


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