start out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theystart out
he/she/itstarts out
present participlestarting out
past tensestarted out
past participlestarted out
  1. 1
    to begin as one thing and develop into something else
    start out as:

    Some businesses start out as hobbies.

  2. 2
    to begin a journey

    We started out at five o’clock and got there at eight.

  3. 3
    to intend to do or be something
    start out to do something:

    She didn’t start out to be a model.

See also main entry: start