Began by - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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begin by (doing something)
To start by taking a particular action (which is named after "by"). We will begin by stretching. I began by checking out all the library books I would need for my research.
begin by doing something
to start out by doing something first. We will begin by painting the house. She began by opening the door.
References in periodicals archive
We began by
singing songs to everyone and everything that crossed our path.
When we decided to become a bit more professional about sugarmaking, we began by
looking for a small stainless steel pan, or "evaporator," which holds the sap while it is boiled down to syrup.