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Synonyms for start

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to come into being

to move suddenly and involuntarily

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to draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust

a sudden and involuntary movement

a factor conducive to superiority and success

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a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)

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a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

a signal to begin (as in a race)

the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)

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have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense

move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

get going or set in motion

begin or set in motion

begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job

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play in the starting lineup

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have a beginning characterized in some specified way

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begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object

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References in classic literature ?
Sir," said Captain Nemo, "we will, if you please, take our bearings and fix the starting-point of this voyage.
He was meek and timid and carried his address inside his hat, and whatever part of London he was in search of he always went to the General Post-office first as a starting-point.
That Authority had furnished a very explicit answer to persons who might inquire where their social duties began, and might be inclined to take wide views as to the starting-point.
What was the starting-point of this chain of events?
From this starting-point I proceeded to step, having first taken the cardinal points by my pocket-compass.
for there are very few birds that fly as high as his starting-point.
Even if a woman comes in with a pretty good idea of what she wants, you can show her the gun she had in mind and your starting-point gun, allowing her to compare.
Paint suppliers who know that a raw materials supplier's starting-point formula meets our approval will be much quicker to adopt it," explained Gina Fleitman, director of marketing, MPI.