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head start

noun

Definition of head start

  1. 1 :  an advantage granted or achieved at the beginning of a race, a chase, or a competition <a 10-minute head start>

  2. 2 :  a favorable or promising beginning



Examples of head start in a sentence

  1. They gave me a five-minute head start.

  2. She took some extra classes to get a head start in her career.

  3. His natural athletic talent gave him a head start on his peers.



1886

First Known Use of head start

1886


HEAD START Defined for Kids

head start

noun

Definition of head start for Students

  1. :  an advantage given at the beginning (as to a school child or a runner)




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