start off

start off
UK US start (sth) off
Phrasal Verb with start({{}}/stɑːt/ verb
to begin by doing something, or to make something begin by doing something: »

The mortgages started off with a lower introductory rate but have risen in the past few years.

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She started off the meeting by presenting the monthly sales report.


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  • start off — v. 1) (d; intr., tr.) to start off as (she started off her career as a dancer) 2) (D; intr.) ( to leave ) to start off for (to start off for the airport) 3) (D; intr.) to start off from ( to leave ) (we started off from our house) 4) (D; intr.,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • start off — phrasal verb Word forms start off : present tense I/you/we/they start off he/she/it starts off present participle starting off past tense started off past participle started off 1) [transitive] to make something begin We don t want to start off a …   English dictionary

  • start off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you start off by doing something, you do it as the first part of an activity. [V P by ing] She started off by accusing him of blackmail but he more or less ignored her... [V P ing] Joe Loss started off playing piano background… …   English dictionary

  • start off — phr verb Start off is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑letter, ↑train …   Collocations dictionary

  • start off (or start someone/thing off) — begin (or cause someone or something to begin) working, operating, etc. → start …   English new terms dictionary

  • start off on the right foot (with somebody) — get/start off on the right/wrong ˈfoot (with sb) idiom (informal) to start a relationship well/badly • I seem to have got off on the wrong foot with the new boss. Main entry: ↑footidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • start off on the wrong foot (with somebody) — get/start off on the right/wrong ˈfoot (with sb) idiom (informal) to start a relationship well/badly • I seem to have got off on the wrong foot with the new boss. Main entry: ↑footidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • start off on the right foot — ► get (or start) off on the right (or wrong) foot make a good (or bad) start at something. Main Entry: ↑foot …   English terms dictionary

  • start off on the wrong foot — ► get (or start) off on the right (or wrong) foot make a good (or bad) start at something. Main Entry: ↑foot …   English terms dictionary

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