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'started'

Overview of verb start
1. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence -- (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 -- (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; "The family took off for Florida")

4. begin, start -- (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 -- (bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation")

6. start, start up, embark on, commence -- (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 or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room")

8. start, start up -- (get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer")

9. start, go, get going -- (begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!")

10. start, take up -- (begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job")

11. start -- (play in the starting lineup)

12. begin, start -- (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 -- (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 -- (bulge outward; "His eyes popped")



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