- The beginning of an activity.
- The movie was entertaining from to finish.
- A sudden involuntary movement.
- He woke with a start.
- The beginning point of a race.
- An appearance in a sports game from the beginning of the match.
- Jones has been a substitute before, but made his first for the team last Sunday.
- (transitive) To set in motion.
- (transitive) To begin.
- (transitive) To initiate a vehicle or machine.
- (intransitive) To begin an activity. (The rain started at 9:00.)
- (intransitive) To jerk suddenly in surprise.
- (intransitive) To awaken suddenly. (I started from my sleep with horror . . . --Wikipedia:Mary Shelley, Mary Shelley)
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