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started

verb
past tense of start

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1 to move suddenly and sharply (as in surprise)
  • I started from my chair when I heard the sudden scream

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4 to come into existence
  • the fight started when one child tripped the other

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5 to extend outward beyond a usual point
  • frightened horses with starting eyes

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“Started.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/started. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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