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.
The French and Indian War began with young George Washington leading an ambush of French troops in May 1754 in the woods of southwestern Pennsylvania.
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.
We believe we are poised to realize the benefits of the strategic initiatives that began with the acquisition of the Cardiosonix technology in 2001.