running start
noun Date: 1926 flying start

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • running start — noun 1. a racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they pass the starting line • Syn: ↑flying start • Hypernyms: ↑racing start 2. a quick and auspicious beginning • Syn: ↑flying start …   Useful english dictionary

  • Running Start — The Running Start program in Washington state allows high school juniors and seniors to attend college courses numbered 100 or above, tuition free, while completing high school. It is similar to dual enrollment programs common at public and… …   Wikipedia

  • running start — {n. phr.} Good progress at the beginning. * /The team was off to a running start, having won the first two games./ * /Contributions of $5000 before the drive began gave the charity fund a running start./ Compare: HEAD START …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • running start — {n. phr.} Good progress at the beginning. * /The team was off to a running start, having won the first two games./ * /Contributions of $5000 before the drive began gave the charity fund a running start./ Compare: HEAD START …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • running start — 1. Sports. a start, as in the hop, step, and jump or the running broad jump, in which a contestant begins moving before reaching the starting or take off point. 2. an initial advantage in undertaking something; a head start: His background gave… …   Universalium

  • running\ start — n. phr. Good progress at the beginning. The team was off to a running start, having won the first two games. Contributions of $5000 before the drive began gave the charity fund a running start. Compare: head start …   Словарь американских идиом

  • running start — startas iš eigos statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Lenktynių pradžia ėmus judėti gerokai prieš starto liniją. Starto linija kertama jau įgavus didelį (didžiausią) greitį, o chronometras įjungiamas tik perkirtus starto liniją.… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • running start — Synonyms and related words: A, advantage, alpha, anticipation, beginning, beginnings, blast off, bulge, coign of vantage, commencement, creation, cutting edge, dawn, drop, earliness, early hour, early stage, edge, establishment, first crack,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • get\ off\ to\ a\ running\ start — • get off to a flying start • get off to a running start v. phr. To have a promising or successful beginning. Ron got off to a flying start in business school when he got nothing but A s …   Словарь американских идиом

  • running — [run′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person or thing that runs (in various senses); racing, managing, proceeding, etc. 2. the condition of a track with reference to its use in a race 3. a) that which runs, or flows b) the amount or quantity that runs adj …   English World dictionary

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