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present tense
I/you/we/theystart off
he/she/itstarts off
present participlestarting off
past tensestarted off
past participlestarted off
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make something begin
    We don’t want to start off a riot.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to begin, especially in a particular way or by doing a particular thing
    She started off well, but slowed down halfway through the race.
    start off with: Let’s start off with a few questions from the audience.
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] to begin moving, or to begin a journey
    He started off for the station at a brisk pace.
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  4. 4
    [transitive] informal to make someone behave in a silly or emotional way about something
    Take care what you say or you’ll start her off again.
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