start something/anything

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of start something/anything

informal
: to do something that causes trouble
  • She is always trying to start something.
  • Don't start anything.

Word by Word Definitions

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

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

anything play
  1. : any thing whatever : any such thing

  1. : at all


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