start\ off

start\ off
1. XVI
start off at ((up)on, for, etc.) smth. coll. start off at work приступать к работе, браться за работу; start off (up)on a holiday (on an expedition, etc.) отправляться /податься, укатить/ в отпуск /на каникулы/ и т.д.; start off for a journey (for a ramble, etc.) отправляться в путешествие и т.д.; start off with smth. a dictionary starts off with the letter A словарь начинается с буквы А; what shall we start off with? с чего начнем?
start off by doing smth. he started off by pointing out the dangers involved in rock climbing он начал с того, что указал на опасности, связанные с альпинизмом
3. XXI1
start smb. off on smth. don't start him off on one of his golfing stories не давай ему пускаться в рассказы о гольфе; it is a bright class, I can start them off on German in the second year это способная группа, с ними можно начинать заниматься немецким со второго курса

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • 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. »She… …   Financial and business terms

  • start-off — noun a start given to contestants I was there with my parents at the kickoff • Syn: ↑kickoff, ↑send off • Derivationally related forms: ↑kick off (for: ↑kickoff) …   Useful english dictionary

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