start out

Definition of start out

  1. 1 :  to begin in a specified way He started out by introducing himself. She started out at a slow jog. The day started out hot and humid. The story started out good, but I didn't like the ending. She started out wanting to be a doctor but became a midwife instead. —often + with I started out with $100 but I have only $10 left. Let's start out with some warm-up exercises.

  2. 2 :  to have a specified quality, identity, job, etc., at the start What started out as a simple idea has become an expensive and complicated project. He started out in teaching before becoming a lawyer.

  3. 3 :  to begin an important period in one's life or career The couple is just starting out. She started out on a career in teaching.

  4. 4 :  to begin a trip They started out in the early morning.

  5. 5 :  to have a particular place as a beginning point The parade starts out at the intersection of First and Main.

Word by Word Definitions

startplay
  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

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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