- His criticism started me thinking seriously .
- He insisted that we should make a fresh start .
- He started to choke as he was eating too fast .
- He sympathized and started to hang up .
- I figured i was licked before i started .
- the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
- 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"
- a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"
- the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); "with an hour''s start he will be hard to catch"
- a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"
- the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
- a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
同义词：starting line, scratch, scratch line
- 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"
同义词：beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset
- 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"
同义词：get down, begin, get, start out, set about, set out, commence
- 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"
同义词：begin, lead off, commence
- play in the starting lineup
- bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
- 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"
同义词：start up, embark on, commence
- get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
- begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
同义词：go, get going
- move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
- leave; "The family took off for Florida"
同义词：depart, part, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off
- bulge outward; "His eyes popped"
同义词：protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out
- begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
- 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"
- 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"
- 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"