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  1. start

    • IPA[stɑːt]


    • v.
      begin or be reckoned from a particular point in time or space; come into being;embark on a continuing action or a new venture
    • n.
      the point in time or space at which something has its origin; the beginning;the point or moment at which a race begins
    • noun: start, plural noun: starts

    • verb: start, 3rd person present: starts, gerund or present participle: starting, past tense: started, past participle: started

    • 釋義
    • 片語
    • v.
    • 1. begin or be reckoned from a particular point in time or space; come into being:

      the season starts in September

      we ate before the film started

    • 2. embark on a continuing action or a new venture:

      I'm starting on a new book

      I started to chat to him

    • 3. use a particular point, action, or circumstance as an opening for a course of action:

      the teacher can start by capitalizing on children's curiosity

      I shall start with the case you mention first

    • 4. begin to move or travel:

      we started out into the snow

      he started for the door

    • 5. begin to engage in (an occupation), live through (a period), or attend (an educational establishment):

      she will start school today

      he started work at a travel agent

    • 6. begin one's working life:

      he started as a mess orderly

      he started off as doctor in the house

    • 7. cost at least a specified amount:

      fees start at £300

    • 8. cause to happen or begin:

      two men started the blaze

      those women started all the trouble

    • 9. cause (a machine) to begin to work:

      we had trouble starting the car

      he starts up his van

    • 10. (of a machine) begin operating or being used:

      the noise of a lorry starting up

      there was a moment of silence before the organ started

    • 11. cause or enable to begin doing something:

      his father started him off in business

      what he said started me thinking

    • 12. give a signal to (competitors) to start in a race.
    • 13. jerk or give a small jump from surprise or alarm:

      ‘Oh my!’ she said, starting

    • 14. move or appear suddenly:

      she had seen Meg start suddenly from a thicket

    • 15. (of eyes) bulge so as to appear to burst out of their sockets:

      his eyes started out of his head like a hare's

    • 16. be displaced or displace by pressure or shrinkage:

      the mortar in the joints had started

    • 17. rouse (game) from its lair.
    • n.
    • 1. the point in time or space at which something has its origin; the beginning:

      he takes over as chief executive at the start of next year

      the event was a shambles from start to finish

    • 2. the point or moment at which a race begins:

      make sure you are not over the line at the start

    • 3. an act of beginning to do or deal with something:

      I can make a start on cleaning up

      an early start enabled us to avoid the traffic

    • 4. used to indicate that a useful initial contribution has been made but that more remains to be done:

      if he would tell her who had put him up to it, it would be a start

    • 5. a person's position or circumstances at the beginning of their life:

      she's anxious to give her baby the best start in life

    • 6. an advantage consisting in having set out in a race or on a journey earlier than one's rivals:

      he had a ninety-minute start on them

    • 7. a sudden movement of surprise or alarm:

      she awoke with a start

      the woman gave a nervous start

    • 8. a surprising occurrence:

      you hear of some rum starts there

  2. 知識+

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