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a start, as in sailboat racing, in which the entrants begin moving before reaching the starting line.
a start or beginning of anything, characterized by the participant’s vigor and enthusiasm and sometimes by a certain advantage over competitors:
She’s off to a flying start in her new job.
Also called (informal) flyer. (in sprinting) a start by a competitor anticipating the starting signal
a start to a race or time trial in which the competitor is already travelling at speed as he passes the starting line
any promising beginning
an initial advantage over others
see under get off the ground


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