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)

March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
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