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phrasal verb [intransitive] American informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theystart in
he/she/itstarts in
present participlestarting in
past tensestarted in
past participlestarted in

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  1. to begin talking in a boring or annoying way, usually complaining or criticizing someone or something

    She was waiting for me and started in again.

    start in on:

    Then she starts in on the dangers of marriage.

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