get/make an early start

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get/make an early start

: to get started on a journey, activity, etc., early in the day
  • We want to get an early start tomorrow.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

early play
  1. : near the beginning of a period of time

  2. : near the beginning of a course, process, or series

  3. : before the usual or expected time

  1. : of, relating to, or occurring near the beginning of a period of time, a development, or a series

  2. : distant in past time

  3. : primitive

start play
  1. : to move suddenly and violently : spring

  2. : to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement

  3. : to issue with sudden force

  1. : a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction

  2. : a brief and sudden action or movement

  3. : a sudden capricious impulse or outburst


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