start on

phrasal verb
started on; starting on; starts on

Definition of start on

1 : to begin doing (something) Did you start on your homework yet?
2 : to cause (someone) to start doing or using (something) The doctor started him on a treatment with antibiotics. When should we start the baby on solid food?

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“Start on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/start%20on. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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