Definition for START

START, v.t.

  1. To alarm; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to rouse. Upon malicious bravery dost thou come, / To start my quiet? – Shak.
  2. To rouse suddenly from concealment; to cause to flee or fly; as, to start a hare or a woodcock; to start game. – Pope.
  3. To bring into motion; to produce suddenly to view or notice. Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Cesar. – Shak. The present occasion has started the dispute among us. – Lesley. So we say, to start a question, to start an objection; that is, to suggest or propose anew.
  4. To invent or discover; to bring within pursuit. Sensual men agree in the pursuit of every pleasure they can start. – Temple.
  5. To move suddenly from its place; to dislocate; as, to start a bone. One started the end of the clavicle from the sternum. – Wiseman.
  6. To empty, as liquor from a cask; to pour out; as, to start wine into another cask. – Mar. Dict.

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