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start out

verb (intr, adverb)
  1. to set out on a journey
  2. to take the first steps, as in life, one's career, etche started out as a salesman
  3. to take the first actions in an activity in a particular way or specified aimthey started out wanting a house, but eventually bought a flat
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Related Words for start out

quit, vacate, retire, evacuate, go, exit, remove, withdraw, escape, abandon, disappear, absent, abdicate, migrate, troop, secede, start, part, decamp, split

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Historical Examples of start out

  • I don't think Mary ever felt the same about her phone after that start-out.

    Peggy Raymond's Way

    Harriet Lummis Smith


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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