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      vb   adv   to undertake (something or doing something); commence or begin  
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start

  

      vb  
1    appear, arise, begin, come into being, come into existence, commence, depart, first see the light of day, get on the road, get under way, go ahead, hit the road     (informal)   issue, leave, originate, pitch in     (informal)   sally forth, set off, set out  
2    activate, embark upon, engender, enter upon, get going, get (something) off the ground     (informal)   get the ball rolling, initiate, instigate, kick off     (informal)   kick-start, make a beginning, open, originate, put one's hand to the plough     (informal)   set about, set in motion, set the ball rolling, start the ball rolling, take the first step, take the plunge     (informal)   trigger, turn on  
3    begin, create, establish, father, found, inaugurate, initiate, institute, introduce, launch, lay the foundations of, pioneer, set up  
4    blench, flinch, jerk, jump, recoil, shy, twitch  
      n  
5    beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, first step(s), foundation, inauguration, inception, initiation, kickoff     (informal)   onset, opening, opening move, outset  
6    advantage, edge, head start, lead  
7    backing, break     (informal)   chance, helping hand, introduction, opening, opportunity, sponsorship  
8    convulsion, jar, jump, spasm, twitch  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb  
1, 2 & 3    abandon, bring to an end, call it a day     (informal)   cease, conclude, delay, desist, end, finish, give up, put aside, put off, quit, stop, switch off, terminate, turn off, wind up  
      n  
5    cessation, conclusion, dénouement, end, finale, finish, outcome, result, stop, termination, turning off, wind-up  

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Consulter aussi:

start, START, bump start, cold start

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Definition
exp.
start an argument on purpose
n.
prolegomena -an introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
exp.
quit disobeying; start acting like someone would want to
E.g. Finally, her husband has come to heel and they will buy a new car, as she wants.
id.
consider something seriously and start taking actions about it
n.
A specific technical worksheet tool with performer's requirements. Excellent start of negotiations between performers, managers and contractors. (These requirements might include sound and light conditions for the show, food lodging and transportation of artistic talents)

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