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*start

 
1. and *jump(start) battery power to help start someone's car, etc. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) My car is stalled. I need to get a start. I got my car going. I got a jump from John.
2. help in beginning one's career; a first opportunity in the beginning of one's career. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) She got a start in show business in Cincinnati. She had a start when she was only four.

start something

to start a fight or an argument. (Something can be replaced by anything or nothing with the negative.) Hey, you! Better be careful unless you want to start something. I don't want to start anything. I'm just leaving.

start

/light/build a fire under Slang
To urge or goad to action.
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Jeff Burton (seventh in points) will start seventh, followed rookie Denny Hamlin (sixth).
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation figures are also pointing to another strong year for housing starts in Northern Ontario.
If a child's shoes have holes in them, the Head Start teacher hopefully would have someone in the community who would .
Start by holding the bag at chest level and staggering the feet with a slight bend in the knees (photo 10).
However, Religious Right groups supporting the House's Head Start bill are calling on the Senate to follow the House's lead.
And a recent federal demonstration program called "Follow Through" has shown that Head Start graduates who continue to receive support through third grade actually score on par with national averages on reading and math tests--discrediting some earlier studies claiming that Head Start benefits wear off by grade 3.
That means having a financial plan to provide enough equity to start the business, and having adequate capital to fulfill your needs, says the SBDC's Atkins.
A second START accord, which would further decrease warhead numbers to 3,000-3,500, is currently being reviewed by the U.
This year's program has been expanded to include two classes of approximately 40 Head Start directors each.
The 2007 Nissan 350Z Roadster Enthusiast with a 6-speed manual configuration starts at $35,550, while the 5-speed automatic configuration starts at $36,550.
Rally Championship: The 23rd running of the Subaru Rim of the World Rally was scheduled to start Friday night and end today at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.
After holding the switch on START for just 10 seconds, the heater automatically goes into a 4-minute purge mode.
A bill from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, proposed last fall, increases funds for Head Start and is to be debated soon in the Senate.
Hip Flexion (Photo 1): Start with the leg in the extended position.
Certainly we're expecting higher mortgage rates to have a negative impact on housing starts and we should start seeing that impact nationally some time in the next few months," Thompson said, adding that NAHB has lowered its housing starts forecast because of rising interest rates.