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start someone over

to cause someone to begin again; to lead someone to begin again. The orchestra messed up the first few bars, so the conductor started them over again. I hope the conductor doesn't start us over again. This is getting boring to play.
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start over

to begin again. I have messed this up so much that there is nothing to do now but start over. When you start over, try to do it right this time.
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start over

Begin again, as in This article is no good; I'll have to start over. [Early 1900s]
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start over

v.
1. To begin again: After the waves wrecked my sandcastle, I started over on higher ground.
2. To cause something to begin again: We started the movie over when the last guest arrived.
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