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start off

verb (adverb)
(intransitive) to set out on a journey
to be or make the first step in an activity; initiate: he started the show off with a lively song
(transitive) to cause (a person) to act or do something, such as to laugh, to tell stories, etc
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Idioms and Phrases with start off

start off

Set out on a trip, as in We plan to start off in the morning. [ Early 1800s ]
Also see: start out
start someone off. Cause someone to set out or to begin something, as in Mother packed their lunches and started them off, or Paul started them off on their multiplication tables. [ Early 1700s ]
For start off on the right foot, see get off on the right foot
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