start on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theystart on
he/she/itstarts on
present participlestarting on
past tensestarted on
past participlestarted on
  1. 1
    [transitive] start on something to begin working on something or dealing with something

    We could have breakfast before we start on the painting.

    She ate all the cakes, then started on the chocolates.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to begin to criticize or complain about someone or something

    She started on about this dog barking in the street.

    start on (at) someone:

    Don’t start on me!

See also main entry: start