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  • v. to begin one's life, or occupation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. leave
  • v. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The 11th Panzer Regiment, now under the command of Oberst Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski, had orders to start out somewhat later.

    Panzer Aces

  • In three days we start out for rhino, buffalo again, lesser and greater Kudu, and sable antelope.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • Employers also start out with all of the best intentions when they seek to recognize team-member performance, but they often find their efforts turn into an opportunity for team-member complaining, jealousy, and dissatisfaction.

    Make Yourself Unforgettable

  • We start out in heavy rain, or perhaps with 10 degrees of frost, with Ihle,

    Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire

  • An ', let me tell you, the nex' time I start out to broad, if you see me passin 'in this yere cut-off, put on yo' specs an 'look at me good, because it won't be me; it'll be my ghos', ol 'woman.

    Ozeme's Holiday

  • I start out with that spiel because I always get questions from mental health people about our treatment philosophy, modes of therapy-all that good stuff.

    Over the Edge

  • —Nothin like a good fight to start out a solid friendship.

    Tears of a Tiger

  • Hawking writes: Why did the universe start out with so nearly the critical rate of expansion that separates models that recollapse from those that go on expanding forever, that even now, 10 thousand million years later, it is still expanding at nearly the critical rate?

    The Language of God

  • Jenkins and Brown where they wanted to be, Hoke with his bomb, Palmer with proof that atomic plants were safe where they were, and he — well, his boy would start out right, with himself and the widely differing but competent Blake and Jenkins to guide him.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • This time, after spending twenty-eight minutes in the bike-to-run transition, trying to get some nourishment down and get reconditioned for my death march, I managed to start out on the run, but had gone only about five of the 26.2 miles when a marshal on a moped came alongside me and began spitting out statistics: “You are three minutes down.”

    The Grace to Race


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