for a start

Definition of for a start

  1. —used to introduce a statement that is the first in a series of statements “What was the restaurant like?” “Well, for a start, the food was fantastic.”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move suddenly and violently :  spring

    :  to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement

    :  to issue with sudden force

  1. :  a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction

    :  a brief and sudden action or movement

    :  a sudden capricious impulse or outburst

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