start off

start off
phrasal verb
Word forms "start off":
present tense I/you/we/they start off he/she/it starts off present participle starting off past tense started off past participle started off
1) [transitive] to make something begin

We don't want to start off a riot.

2) [intransitive] to begin, especially in a particular way or by doing a particular thing

She started off well, but slowed down halfway through the race.

start off with:

Let's start off with a few questions from the audience.

3) [intransitive] to begin moving, or to begin a journey

He started off for the station at a brisk pace.

4) [transitive] informal to make someone behave in a silly or emotional way about something

Take care what you say or you'll start her off again.


English dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • start off — ► start off begin (or cause someone or something to begin) working, operating, etc. Main Entry: ↑start …   English terms dictionary

  • start off — v. 1) (d; intr., tr.) to start off as (she started off her career as a dancer) 2) (D; intr.) ( to leave ) to start off for (to start off for the airport) 3) (D; intr.) to start off from ( to leave ) (we started off from our house) 4) (D; intr.,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • start off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you start off by doing something, you do it as the first part of an activity. [V P by ing] She started off by accusing him of blackmail but he more or less ignored her... [V P ing] Joe Loss started off playing piano background… …   English dictionary

  • start off — phr verb Start off is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑letter, ↑train …   Collocations dictionary

  • start off (or start someone/thing off) — begin (or cause someone or something to begin) working, operating, etc. → start …   English new terms dictionary

  • start off on the right foot (with somebody) — get/start off on the right/wrong ˈfoot (with sb) idiom (informal) to start a relationship well/badly • I seem to have got off on the wrong foot with the new boss. Main entry: ↑footidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • start off on the wrong foot (with somebody) — get/start off on the right/wrong ˈfoot (with sb) idiom (informal) to start a relationship well/badly • I seem to have got off on the wrong foot with the new boss. Main entry: ↑footidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • start off on the right foot — ► get (or start) off on the right (or wrong) foot make a good (or bad) start at something. Main Entry: ↑foot …   English terms dictionary

  • start off on the wrong foot — ► get (or start) off on the right (or wrong) foot make a good (or bad) start at something. Main Entry: ↑foot …   English terms dictionary

  • start off — UK US start (sth) off Phrasal Verb with start({{}}/stɑːt/ verb ► to begin by doing something, or to make something begin by doing something: »The mortgages started off with a lower introductory rate but have risen in the past few years. »She… …   Financial and business terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”