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Meaning of start off #1 (permalink) Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:15 am   Meaning of start off
 

Test No. incompl/elem-6 "Start/Begin", question 9

Who would like to ......... off the debate?

(a) begin
(b) start
(c) begins
(d) starting

Test No. incompl/elem-6 "Start/Begin", answer 9

Who would like to start off the debate?

Correct answer: (b) start

Your answer was: correct
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what does start off mean? I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF MEANINGS
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Meaning of start off #2 (permalink) Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:54 am   Meaning of start off
 

In this sentence it means cause the debate to begin, take the first step.

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Meaning of start off #3 (permalink) Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:50 am   Meaning of start off
 

Dear Mr. Alan

As you told that in question#.3 Start off means(This is usually used to indicate the start/beginning of a trip or a journey).

but in question#.9 (Who would like to "start off" the debate?)

what start off means here although Mr. Torsten explain well but it is still confusing me.

waiting for your reply

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Re: Meaning of start off #4 (permalink) Sun Nov 13, 2011 14:05 pm   Re: Meaning of start off
 

Torsten wrote:
In this sentence it means cause the debate to begin, take the first step.

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Meaning of start off #5 (permalink) Sun Nov 13, 2011 14:07 pm   Meaning of start off
 

hi
me too i dont get the meaninig of started off
on sentence hase one meaning and the other has another .which on is true
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Meaning of start off #6 (permalink) Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:12 am   Meaning of start off
 

start off can mean start up/start sth also

Who would like to start off the debate? = Who would like to start the debate?
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Meaning of start off #7 (permalink) Sat Apr 07, 2012 14:47 pm   Meaning of start off
 

Hello,

I agreed totally with Torsten's and his interpretation isn't confusing. What I wrote to Miskhan who wrote this:

Quote:
As you told that in question#.3 Start off means(This is usually used to indicate the start/beginning of a trip or a journey).

but in question#.9 (Who would like to "start off" the debate?)

what start off means here although Mr. Torsten explain well but it is still confusing me.


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Meaning of start off #8 (permalink) Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:43 am   Meaning of start off
 

Hello,

I hope Mr. Alan Townend doesn't take in bad part that I publish the meaning of start off. Of course we would be very happy if you also explain it.
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Start off



1.Phrasal Verb: Start off
Meaning: Make something start
Example: They STARTED OFF the meeting with an attack on our performance.
Notes:
- Separable [optional]
- International English

2.Phrasal Verb: Start off
Meaning: Begin life, a career or existence
Example: She STARTED OFF as a receptionist and ended up as the CEO.
Notes:
- Intransitive
- International English

3.Phrasal Verb: Start off
Meaning: Begin a journey
Example: We STARTED OFF early because we knew the journey would take all day.
Notes:
- Intransitive
- International English

4.Phrasal Verb: Start off
Meaning: Make someone laugh
Example: I was trying to be serious, but their comment STARTED me OFF.
Notes:
- Separable [obligatory]
- International English
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Meaning of start off #9 (permalink) Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:50 am   Meaning of start off
 

thanks for explanation, it is really nice info....
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