start for

start for (some place)

To set off on a journey to some place. We'll need to start for the summit as soon as the sun rises if we hope to make it back down before dark. Make sure you have all your preparations ready tonight—we start for Europe in the morning.
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start for

some place to begin a journey to some place. When shall we start for Springfield? We will start for Detroit before dawn.
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References in classic literature ?
If they say, 'Charley, come, let us start for hell,' I will harness the dogs, and snap the whip, and start for hell.
3 : to begin to move toward a particular place or in a particular direction <Let's start for home.
You can hold the RUN-OFF-START switch to START for up to two minutes for the Stewart-Warner and no longer than four minutes for the Hupp.
Thunder Bay's first single-detached start for the year was registered in March.
The much bigger concern is what to do about the 4 million poverty level kids who can't get in the door of Head Start for lack of funding and the 5 million additional children whose families are over the poverty line but still eligible for subsidized care under HHS guidelines.
In the South, many white school administrators refused to open their facilities to Head Start for the summer, and organizers ended up running most programs out of black churches.