start over

phrasal verb

started over; starting over; starts over
chiefly US
1
: to begin doing something again
I'm sorry, but you'll have to start over (again).
She saw her divorce as an opportunity to start (her life) over.
2
: to begin to happen again
In the spring, the eggs hatch, and the cycle starts (all) over (again).

Examples of start over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then a call representative told her to delete the form, start over and have her parents invite her to fill out the application. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel The Washington Post, arkansasonline.com, 13 Feb. 2024 The 32-year-old is expected to return to action in August and start over again in the Middle East. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Then, a call representative told her to delete the form, start over and have her parents invite her to fill out the application. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2024 As some states' presidential primaries and caucuses loom, debate has started over who will be on Indiana's Republican ballot for president. Brittany Carloni, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Feb. 2024 The total eclipse will start over the South Pacific Ocean, hitting the coast of Mexico shortly after 11 a.m. PDT and exiting continental North America over Newfoundland in Canada at 5:16 p.m. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2024 Alongside her husband and children, the Rose family is faced with starting over in the titular rural town as their lives were uprooted after being defrauded by their business manager. Eric Andersson, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 Last fall, the justices declined to take up Planned Parenthood's request to broaden the narrow window in which a pregnancy can be legally terminated, leaving the group to start over at the lower courts. James Pollard The Associated Press, arkansasonline.com, 6 Feb. 2024 The incident could have been one of the worst aviation disasters in history, but federal investigators still have no idea what was going on in the cockpit because the recording automatically started over before it could be retrieved. Mark Walker, New York Times, 11 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Start over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/start%20over. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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