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To stand out
To stand to
To stand to sea
To stand together
To stand trial
To stand under
To stand up
To stand up for
To stand upon
To stand upon one's dignity
To stand with
To stare in the face
To start after
To start against
To start for
to start with
To state it
To stave and tail
To stay a mast
To steal a march
To step
To step aside
To step forth
To step off
To step out
To step short
To stick by
To stick in one's gizzard
To stick out
To stick to

To start up definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Start Start, v. i. [imp. & p. p. started; p. pr. & vb. n. starting.] [OE. sterten; akin to D. storten 8hurl, rush, fall, G. st["u]rzen, OHG. sturzen to turn over, to fall, Sw. st["o]ra to cast down, to fall, Dan. styrte, and probably also to E. start a tail; the original sense being, perhaps, to show the tail, to tumble over suddenly. [root]166. Cf. Start a tail.] 1. To leap; to jump. [Obs.] 2. To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act. And maketh him out of his sleep to start. --Chaucer. I start as from some dreadful dream. --Dryden. Keep your soul to the work when ready to start aside. --I. Watts. But if he start, It is the flesh of a corrupted heart. --Shak. 3. To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business. At once they start, advancing in a line. --Dryden. At intervals some bird from out the brakes Starts into voice a moment, then is still. --Byron. 4. To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure. To start after, to set out after; to follow; to pursue. To start against, to act as a rival candidate against. To start for, to be a candidate for, as an office. To start up, to rise suddenly, as from a seat or couch; to come suddenly into notice or importance.



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