start

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start is part of the Basic English 850.
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start is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
start

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Singular
start

Plural
starts

  1. The beginning of something in place or time.
    We went back to the start.
  2. A movement in reaction to surprise.
    I surprised him and he gave a start.
  3. A surprise, often not pleasant.
    She gave him quite a start.

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Plain form
start

Third-person singular
starts

Past tense
started

Past participle
started

Present participle
starting

  1. To begin; to do something for the first time.
    They started the race in first place.
  2. To make a machine begin to work.
    I will start the car.
  3. To move in surprise.
    When I touched his arm, he started.

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