v. 开始; 启动; 创办; 从…开始
n. 开端; 起始优势
If you start to do something, you do something that you were not doing before and you continue doing it.
John then unlocked the front door and I started to follow him up the stairs...
It was 1956 when Susanna started the work on the garden...
苏珊娜是从 1956 年开始修建这个花园的。
When something starts, or if someone starts it, it takes place from a particular time.
The fire is thought to have started in an upstairs room...
The Great War started in August of that year...
第一次世界大战于那年 8 月爆发。
If you start by doing something, or if you start with something, you do that thing first in a series of actions.
I started by asking how many day-care centers were located in the United States...
He started with a good holiday in Key West, Florida.
You use start to say what someone's first job was. For example, if their first job was that of a factory worker, you can say that they started as a factory worker.
Betty started as a shipping clerk at the clothes factory...
Grace Robertson started as a photographer with Picture Post in 1947.
格雷斯·罗伯逊于 1947 年参加工作，做了《图片邮报》杂志的一名摄影师。
When someone starts something such as a new business, they create it or cause it to begin.
George Granger has started a health centre and I know he's looking for qualified staff...
Now is probably as good a time as any to start a business.
If you start an engine, car, or machine, or if it starts, it begins to work.
He started the car, which hummed smoothly...
We were just passing one of the parking bays when a car's engine started.
If you start, your body suddenly moves slightly as a result of surprise or fear.
She put the bottle on the table, banging it down hard. He started at the sound...
Rachel started forward on the sofa. — 'You mean you've arrested Pete?'
You use for a start or to start with to introduce the first of a number of things or reasons that you want to mention or could mention.
You must get her name and address, and that can be a problem for a start...
It comes as a surprise to be reminded that he is 70. For a start, he doesn't look it...
有人提醒我他 70 岁了，这很令人惊讶。首先，他看上去不像。
If you get off to a good start, you are successful in the early stages of doing something. If you get off to a bad start, you are not successful in the early stages of doing something.
The new Prime Minister has got off to a good start, but he still has to demonstrate what manner of leader he is going to be...
England got off to a bad start in the Five Nations' Championship, losing 35-10 to France.
英格兰队在五国锦标赛中开局不利，以 10 比 35 输给了法国队。
To start with means at the very first stage of an event or process.
To start with, the pressure on her was very heavy, but it's eased off a bit now...
Success was assured and, at least to start with, the system operated smoothly.
1. the beginning of anything;
2. the time at which something is supposed to begin;
3. a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning);
4. a sudden involuntary movement;
5. the act of starting something;
6. a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
7. a signal to begin (as in a race);
8. advantage gained by an early start as in a race;
1. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action;
2. set in motion, cause to start;
4. have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense;
5. bring into being;
6. get off the ground;
7. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm;
8. get going or set in motion;
9. begin or set in motion;
10. begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job;
11. play in the starting line-up
12. have a beginning characterized in some specified way;
13. begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object;
begin, start, commence, initiate, inaugurate
depart, leave, go, start, quit, set out
don't start (或 don't you start)
for a start
get the start of
start a family
start a hare
start off (或 start someone/thing off)
start out (或 up)
to start with
The announcer gave out that the 3:30 train to Manchester would start from Platform 4.
The business folded up despite its brave start.
She resolved on making an early start.
It has been a success from the very start this year.
We'll start when the team leader comes.
vt. & vi. 开始