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start off

1 (v + adv) begin doing sth INTRANSITIVEI got one packet to start off fuair mé paicéad amháin mar thússtart off with everybody in a circle bíodh gach duine i gciorcal ag an túsyou start off with no weapons ní bhíonn aon airm agat ag an túslet's start off by introducing ourselves cuirimis muid féin in aithne ar dtús 2 (v + adv) initiate TRANSITIVEI started off the conversation chuir mise tús leis an gcomhráthe report started off an investigation chuir an tuarascáil tús le fiosrúchán, tharraing an tuarascáil fiosrúchánshe starts the day off with a run téann sí ag rith an chéad rud ar maidin
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3 (v + adv) begin life, career etc
INTRANSITIVEtosaigh verb  c m uI was worried when it started off bhí imní orm ar dtús, bhí mé buartha nuair a thosaigh sétoday started off well thosaigh an lá inniu go maiththat's when I started off sin an uair a thosaigh mise amachhe started off with nothing ní raibh faic na ngrást aige nuair a thosaigh séit started off as a rumour ní raibh ann ach ráfla ar dtúshe started off as a fisherman iascaire a bhí ann ar dtússhe started off by writing a blog thosaigh sí amach ag scríobh blagI started off in television bhínn ag obair don teilifís i dtosach báirewe all started off on an equal footing bhíomar go léir ar comhchéim nuair a thosaíomar
TRANSITIVEI started off doing the accounts ag déanamh na gcuntas a bhí mé nuair a thosaigh mé
4 (v + adv) informal assist sb to begin sth TRANSITIVEthis list will start you off cabhróidh an liosta seo leatwe'll give you €100 to start you off tabharfaimid €100 duit chun tú a chur ar do chosawe'll start you off with the basics déanfaimid na bunrudaí leat ar dtúsyour doctor will start you off on steroids cuirfidh do dhochtúir ar stéaróidigh thú i dtosach 5 (v + adv) have sth as first part INTRANSITIVEit starts off with a questionnaire tá ceistneoir ag an tústhe letter started off with a complaint bhí gearán ag tús na litreach 6 (v + adv) experience at beginning of sth TRANSITIVEit's a good way to start off the new year slí mhaith atá ann le tús a chur leis an mbliain nuait started off the holidays badly chuir sé drochthús leis na laethanta saoire 7 (v + adv) set out INTRANSITIVEhe'll talk to us before we start off labhróidh sé linn sula n-imeoimidit started raining just as we started off thosaigh sé ag cur báistí díreach agus sinn ag cur chun bóthairhe started off after his dog rith sé i ndiaidh a mhadrathe car started off at full speed d'imigh an carr ar lánluas, d'imigh an carr sna firmimintí 8 (v + adv) begin process of reasoning INTRANSITIVEthey started off from a position of neutrality bhí siad neodrach ar dtús, bhí siad neodrach nuair a thosaigh siad 9 (v + adv) HORT set to germinate TRANSITIVEcuir ag fás → see start

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