Definition of restart in English:



  • Start again.

    no object ‘the talks will restart in September’
    with object ‘he tried to restart his stalled car’
    • ‘The computer could not be restarted, so the programme returned to the national network.’
    • ‘After some frantic work by the team, the engines were restarted and both cars joined the race, albeit two laps down on the rest of the field.’
    • ‘It's almost like she's restarting from scratch.’
    • ‘A high-profile civil case would mean lurid newspaper headlines and act as a block to any possibility of restarting a television career.’
    • ‘But will the Act diminish the fear of bankruptcy and lead to, in some cases, the cycle of personal debt restarting?’
    • ‘Repaving work that has so far cost £2.2m is restarting following a break over the Christmas period.’
    • ‘Then, with ten minutes to go before restarting the boiler, we had a total power cut.’
    • ‘He has been competing in triathlons for two years but only restarted competing this season after taking a year out to pursue his career.’
    • ‘But talks restarted and it is thought many fears have now been allayed.’
    • ‘A specially developed starter-alternator makes sure the engine is immediately restarted.’
    • ‘He stayed immobile when the game restarted and the referee then stopped play for him to receive immediate attention.’
    • ‘After a huge crash on the second lap the race was restarted and he fought his way up to sixth only to be relegated back to eighth on aggregate time.’
    • ‘The song was restarted once more and exactly the same thing happened.’
    • ‘The final whistle sounded before the game could be restarted and Reds had secured another fabulous win.’
    • ‘He calmly replaced the string, restarted the performance and won the title.’
    • ‘Any weight loss will be mostly water rather than body fat and will be regained when normal eating is restarted.’
    • ‘When the match was restarted the remaining four minutes were played in a sombre atmosphere.’
    • ‘Even if there is the will, a lot of cash is needed to get enterprises restarted.’
    • ‘That kind of misbehaviour has happened after I installed other applications and then continued using my computer without restarting it.’
    • ‘Chris didn't reply, he just restarted the car and pulled back onto the main road.’
    resume, return to, pick up again, take up again, come back to, reopen, begin again, start again, restart, recommence


in singular
  • A new start or beginning.

    ‘they ordered the restart of the talks’
    • ‘His revival continued after the restart with another brace of tries.’
    • ‘The deluge continued after the restart as Hornets turned on the style.’
    • ‘The points continued to flow on the restart, as did the goals as Carlow started to tire.’
    • ‘Despite continuing to look the livelier on the restart, Clydebank were unable to create similar chances.’
    • ‘There was continued pressure from the Jags upon the restart and it was to pay dividends almost immediately.’
    • ‘He must have transmitted his annoyance to his players because they were much better after the restart.’
    • ‘If Dundee went into the break with renewed hope, it was extinguished 10 minutes after the restart.’
    • ‘The team talk at half time woke up Kendal and they opened the scoring within the first 20 seconds of the restart.’
    • ‘After the restart Rovers still had the upper hand although it was actually City who had the better scoring chances.’
    • ‘Kendal joy was shortlived as Manchester attacked from the restart and cracked a low shot into the corner of the net.’
    • ‘The home side pressed hard after the restart and eventually scored what proved to be the winning goal on the hour mark.’
    • ‘From the restart, the ball failed to cross the 10 metres, resulting in a scrum on halfway.’
    • ‘The second half saw a rejuvenated Clitheroe display and two quick goals after the restart put them in front.’
    • ‘Their puzzlement increased four minutes after the restart as the visitors doubled their tally.’
    • ‘At half time the players remained on the field and eight minutes after the restart Smith scored the second.’
    • ‘It has been more difficult than it ought to be for a club of their standing, but Rangers are in good shape for the restart.’
    • ‘The home defence had no such luck on the restart as Inverness eased ahead.’
    • ‘Any remote chance of a recovery was soon wiped out as Newport bagged two quickfire tries after the restart.’
    • ‘But it was in vain, as Bury kicked deep from the restart and the final whistle blew.’
    • ‘Kingston were shell shocked but defiant and from the restart, charged forward.’
    restart, restarting, recommencement, reopening, reinstitution