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starts

verb
present tense third-person singular 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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starts

noun
plural of start

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“Starts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/starts. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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