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noun 
  1. The beginning of an activity.
The movie was entertaining from to finish.
  1. A sudden involuntary movement.
He woke with a start.
  1. The beginning point of a race.
  2. 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.
Translations: 
  • French: départ(fr)m
  • German: der Start
  • Italian: partenza(it, avvio, m}}, {{t+, it)f
verb 
  1. (transitive) To set in motion.
  2. (transitive) To begin.
  3. (transitive) To initiate a vehicle or machine.
  4. (intransitive) To begin an activity. (The rain started at 9:00.)
  5. (intransitive) To jerk suddenly in surprise.
  6. (intransitive) To awaken suddenly. (I started from my sleep with horror . . . --Wikipedia:Mary Shelley, Mary Shelley)
Translations: 
  • Spanish: iniciar(es), arrancar(es)
  • German: beginnen(de)

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