Definition of START

to move suddenly and sharply (as in surprise) <I started from my chair when I heard the sudden scream>
Synonyms bolt, jump, startle
to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of <started the impressionist movement in art>
Antonyms close (down), phase out, shut (up)
to come into existence <the fight started when one child tripped the other>
Antonyms cease, end, stop
to extend outward beyond a usual point <frightened horses with starting eyes>
to take the first step in (a process or course of action) <we'll be ready to start the concert in a moment>
Synonyms commence, embark (on or upon), enter (into or upon), fall (to), get off, kick off, launch, lead off, open, start, strike (into)

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