start out

start out
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "start out":
present tense I/you/we/they start out he/she/it starts out present participle starting out past tense started out past participle started out
1)
a) to begin as one thing and develop into something else
start out as:

Some businesses start out as hobbies.

b) used about someone's career

He started out as a salesperson before turning to poetry.

2) to begin a journey

We started out at five o'clock and got there at eight.

3) to intend to do or be something
start out to do something:

She didn't start out to be a model.


English dictionary. 2014.

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