Start out - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈstɑːrt ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |stɑːt ˈaʊt|

verb

- take the first step or steps in carrying out an action (syn: begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start)
- leave (syn: depart, part, set forth, set off, set out, start, take off)

Extra examples

He started out to write a book.

I started out to make the dress by myself, but in the end I had to ask for help.

The chairman started out by attacking the first speaker.

The explosion started the whole population of the town out of their sleep.

He started out for work an hour ago, hasn't he arrived yet?

When did you start out as a lawyer?

Why don't you start out early so that you don't have to hurry?

The leaves start out a pale green, and later get darker.

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