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start out

verb (intransitive, adverb)
to set out on a journey
to take the first steps, as in life, one's career, etc: he started out as a salesman
to take the first actions in an activity in a particular way or specified aim: they started out wanting a house, but eventually bought a flat
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  • Probably it will be a year before we start out after the money.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • Abraham Lincoln did not start out to free the slaves, but to save the Union.

    America First Various
  • "Well, what time are you boys going to start out," said Hugh.

    Jack, the Young Ranchman George Bird Grinnell
  • I'll take a bit of lunch and then start out to seek my fortune.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • Let us start out with the idea that we must have annoyances.

    Around The Tea-Table T. De Witt Talmage
Idioms and Phrases with start out

start out

Set out on a trip, as in The climbers started out from base camp shortly after mid-night. [ Early 1900s ]
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