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Related to start out: start off
start someone out
(as something) Go to start someone in (as something).
start out (on something)
to begin something, such as a trip, a career, an investigation, etc. When we started out on this investigation, I never dreamed we would uncover so much. What time did you start out this morning?
to begin. Whenever you are ready, we will start out. We can't start out until Tom is here.
Set out on a trip, as in The climbers started out from base camp shortly after mid-night. [Early 1900s]
1. To have something as an origin; to have begun in some original form or manner: The owner started out working in the kitchen. Butterflies start out as caterpillars.
2. To begin some activity or movement: At sunrise, the hikers started out for the mountain.