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1. and *jump(start) battery power to help start someone's car, etc. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) My car is stalled. I need to get a start. I got my car going. I got a jump from John.
2. help in beginning one's career; a first opportunity in the beginning of one's career. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) She got a start in show business in Cincinnati. She had a start when she was only four.

start something

to start a fight or an argument. (Something can be replaced by anything or nothing with the negative.) Hey, you! Better be careful unless you want to start something. I don't want to start anything. I'm just leaving.


/light/build a fire under Slang
To urge or goad to action.
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Clinical breast exams should be performed every three years between ages of 20 and 39, and annually starting at 40.
Starting Point's investment model with each start-up must achieve three goals: Creation of market leading technologies, profit-centered business operations and sound management teams.
I think when you go into a playoff series, starting pitching is always going be to your biggest key,'' Plummer said.
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The Dodgers' starting rotation that left spring training last season made only 96 starts.
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From Seattle starting June 4, Horizon will offer new Saturday and Sunday non-stops to Kalispell, Bozeman, and Sun Valley, in addition to daily one-stop connections.
When Brown went on the disabled list for the second of his three visits this season, you would have called Tracy's starting Adams on June 5 a desperation move - he had never started a game in his six-year major-league career - if it hadn't been born out of pure genius.
If he joins the disabled list, a distinct possibility, it would give the Dodgers one of the best starting rotations on the disabled list.
Thursday's acquisition of pitcher James Baldwin filled the need to bolster an ailing starting rotation, but the Dodgers continue to pursue deals for a shortstop and a reliever to aid the bullpen while Mike Fetters is struggling.
Not only do they acquire a starting pitcher, which they so desperately need, they get the feeling the Dodgers organization is willing to make the necessary moves to keep the team playofound.
In May, workers are scheduled to break ground on a 2,600-square-foot addition to the North Hollywood Regional Branch, and the Sherman Oaks Branch will be razed starting in September, said Arthur Pond, acting area library manager.
Anyway, the Dodgers really had been getting outstanding starting pitching.
Perez to start: Lefty Carlos Perez is back in the starting mix.