begin with (someone or something)

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begin with (someone or something)

To start with someone or something; to have someone or something be the first in a series. Let's begin with stretching and then we'll move on to cardio. You'll all have time to share about your summer vacations, but Caroline, we'll begin with you.
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begin with someone or something

to start off a sequence with someone or something. Let's have dinner begin with a nice clear soup. I will begin with Liz and take Frank next.
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The increase coincides with the fourth anniversary of the airline's commencement of flights from Sydney to China, which began with three weekly services in December 2000.
For the Military Traffic Management Command, our involvement in Qatar's first Logistics Over-the-Shore operation began with a phone call.
It began with two of the parties, the French and Indians, allied against the other two, the British and their American cousins.
Recognition began with a formal graduation program at an offsite location.
History shows that MS was written about as long ago as the Middle Ages, but detective work on the cause and cure only began with the development of scientific medicine about 100 years ago.
It began with a process: Before any discussions begin with the hospital, it is important to have first established contact with hospital management and develop a relationship with them.