make a start

make a start phrase
to begin doing something
make a start on:

I’ll make a start on the washing-up.

Thesaurus: to start doing somethingsynonym
Main entry: start

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • start — start1 W2S2 [sta:t US sta:rt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(begin doing something)¦ 2¦(begin happening)¦ 3¦(begin in a particular way)¦ 4¦(business/organization)¦ 5¦(job/school)¦ 6¦(car/engine etc)¦ 7¦(begin going somewhere)¦ 8¦(life/profession)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • start — start1 [ start ] verb *** ▸ 1 begin to happen ▸ 2 begin to do something ▸ 3 begin a trip ▸ 4 be the limit of something ▸ 5 make something happen ▸ 6 make machine work ▸ 7 complain ▸ 8 jump with fright ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to begin to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • start — 1 verb 1 BEGIN DOING STH (I, T) to begin doing something: start doing sth: I ve just started learning German. | We d better start getting dressed soon. | start to do sth: When Tom heard this he started to laugh uncontrollably. | Things started to …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • start */*/*/ — I UK [stɑː(r)t] / US [stɑrt] verb Word forms start : present tense I/you/we/they start he/she/it starts present participle starting past tense started past participle started 1) a) [intransitive] to begin to happen or take place Work has started… …   English dictionary

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