Start
Start Start (st[aum]rt), v. t. 1. To cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox. [1913 Webster]

Upon malicious bravery dost thou come To start my quiet? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Brutus will start a spirit as soon as C[ae]sar. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring into being or into view; to originate; to invent. [1913 Webster]

Sensual men agree in the pursuit of every pleasure they can start. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business. [1913 Webster]

I was engaged in conversation upon a subject which the people love to start in discourse. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

4. To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel. [1913 Webster]

One, by a fall in wrestling, started the end of the clavicle from the sternum. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]

5. [Perh. from D. storten, which has this meaning also.] (Naut.) To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask. [1913 Webster]


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