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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] American
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present tense
I/you/we/theystart over
he/she/itstarts over
present participlestarting over
past tensestarted over
past participlestarted over
  1. to begin doing something again from the beginning

    She counted all the envelopes, put them back in the box, then started over.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of start over
    1. a.
      to begin a new career or way of life

      I'm getting a little bit too old to start over.

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