to start sth againorafreshcomenzar or empezar algo de nuevo
Finally I scrapped my original manuscript and started the book again
to start the day rightempezar bien el día
He also reflects that the early morning drinking - a couple of large ones to start the day right - was in some ways the start of his downfall
he always starts the day with a glass of milklo primero que toma cada mañana es un vaso de leche
he started life as a labourerempezó de or como peón
to start a new lifecomenzar una vida nueva
to start negotiationsiniciar or entablar las pláticas
to start a novelempezar a escribir (or leer) una novela
to start schoolempezar a ir al colegio
Relatively few nurseries - whether state or privately run - will take children under two; nor are your problems over once children start school
he started work yesterdayentró a trabajar ayer
2(cause to begin or happen)[+fire]provocar;[+war][+person, country]empezar;iniciar;[+incident, act]desencadenar
Why on earth would a tinpot dictator choose to start a war with a superpower like the US?
[+fashion]empezar;iniciar;[+rumour, tradition]iniciar;dar comienzo a
Why should Simpson have wanted to kill us? All you're doing is starting yet another rumour, making more trouble!
it started the collapse of the empireprovocó el derrumbamiento del imperio;you started it!¡tú diste el primer golpe!
to start a family(empezar a) tener hijos
to start a race(give signal for)dar la señal de salida para una carrera
to get startedempezar;ponerse en marcha
Once I get started, I work very quickly
let's get startedempecemos
Come on, let's get started now. We've wasted enough time already
to get sth started[+engine, car]poner algo en marcha;arrancar algo;[+project]poner algo en marcha
We'd better get out of here fast. I'll get the engine startedI couldn't get the bloody car started again this morningI want to earn enough money and get my own farm started
to get sb started(on activity)poner a algn en marcha;(in career)iniciar a algn en su carrera
Sometimes there is so much to see in the landscape that we are unable to focus on a manageable area of it and therefore fail to find a good subject. On these occasions I find the viewfinder can be a very helpful device to get me started
Initially it was a grant from the Arts Council that helped to get them started
to get started on (doing) sthempezar a hacer algo
I want to get started on decorating the house as soon as I can
to get sb started on (doing) sthponer a algn a hacer algo
I'll get him started on the clearing-upJessie meets briefly with the first group of students, to get them started on their writing
We must start at onceA discussion started among three of the officialsAn argument started at the next tableThe fashion apparently started back in the 19th centuryThe war started in December and continued until the following springA rumour started that 500 jobs were to be lostThe fire started in the attic and quickly spread to the rest of the house
The lights dimmed and the music started
classes start on Mondaylas clases comienzan or empiezan el lunes;that's when the trouble startedentonces fue cuando empezaron los problemas;it all started when he refused to paytodo empezó cuando se negó a pagar;it started (off) rather well/badly[+film, match]empezó bastante bien/mal
to start againorafreshvolver a empezar;comenzar de nuevo
he started (off or out) as a postmanempezó como or de cartero
he started (off or out) as a Marxistempezó como marxista
to start at the beginningempezar desde el principio
he started (off) by saying ...empezó por decir or diciendo ...
the route starts from herela ruta sale de aquí
starting from Tuesdaya partir del martes
to start (out or up) in businessmontar or poner un negocio
to start (off) with ...(firstly)en primer lugar ...;para empezar ...
Well, to start with, this is quite untrue ...
(at the beginning)al principio ...;en un principio ...
To start with, there were only 3 of them but later ...We only had 25 pounds to start with
what shall we start (off) with?¿con qué empezamos?;to start (off) with a prayerempezar con una oración;he started (off or out) with the intention of writing a thesisempezó con la intención de escribir una tesis
to start on a taskemprender una tarea
to start on something newemprender algo nuevo;to start on a book(begin reading)empezar a leer un libro;(begin writing)empezar a escribir un libro
I've got a whole pile of books I haven't started on yet
How long ago did you start on the book and where did the idea come from?
to start on a course of studyempezar un curso
When do you start on your Spanish course?
they started on another bottleabrieron or empezaron otra botella
3(also start off) (also start out) (on journey)[+person]partir;ponerse en camino;[+bus, train, runner]salir
Ten horses started but only three finished
to start (off or out) from London/for Madridsalir de Londres/partir con rumbo a or para Madrid
he started (off) along the coridor
he started (off) down the streetempezó a caminar calle abajo
4(also start up) [+car, engine]arrancar;ponerse en marcha
The car won't start
[+washing machine]ponerse en marcha
to start from one's chairlevantarse asustado de su silla;tears started to her eyesse le llenaron los ojos de lágrimas
his eyes were starting out of his headse le saltaban los ojos de la cara