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get a start

To receive assistance in jump-starting one's car. The engine just would not turn over. Luckily, I saw my neighbor and asked if I could get a start from him.
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get a/the start

To be in the starting lineup, as of an athlete. Thomas is getting the start in goal tonight. A: "Hey Coach, is it true that I'm getting a start tonight?" B: "Yep, go suit up, Brian."
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