Definition of start off in English:

start off

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phrasal verb

  • 1Begin to travel or move.

    ‘we started off on our journey’
    • ‘I gave his mother a hug when she began to cry, she started me off too, and just then I noticed that she must have been hurting more than I was.’
    • ‘Thanks to Nick for starting me off on reading Robert Rankin.’
    • ‘The ceremonies were started off with a Catholic mass in the cathedral in Monaco.’
    • ‘Kate starts things off singing something called ‘I Wish’.’
    • ‘Our parents started us off in music when we were very young.’
    • ‘Her senior year had just begun, and she wanted to start it off with a bang.’
    • ‘He starts things off by revisiting the acoustic song ‘Big Mama's Door’ from his debut, instilling a bit more muscle in the mix - the hard-rock reworking easily transcends his original.’
    • ‘If you are a jazz-rock-fusion fan, I highly recommend starting your musical year off right by getting this CD.’
    • ‘But the basic story's a hoax newspaper article from Chicago which people don't realise is a hoax, and that's what starts the whole thing off.’
    • ‘There's that playful, percussive guitar which starts it off, and there are those multiple false endings, and the entire song does actually sound like lots of fun, as long as you don't listen to the words.’
    1. 1.1Begin to operate or do something or to happen.
      ‘treatment should start off with attention to diet’
      • ‘she started off as a general practitioner’
    2. 1.2start someone or something offCause someone or something to begin to operate or do something.
      • ‘what started you off on this search?’