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English Definitionto begin; beginning; to start; initial
Simplified Script开始
Traditional Script開始
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb, (助动) auxiliary verb
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(名) As a noun
  1. The first of a series of actions.
  2. The time at which something is supposed to begin.
  3. The starting point for a new state or experience.
  4. The place where something begins, where it springs into being.
(动) As a verb
  1. Start to be active.
  2. Set out on (an enterprise or subject of study).
  3. Begin to deal with.
  4. Begin.
  5. Blow toward the shore.
  6. Begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object.
  7. Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action.
  8. Begin with vigor.
  9. Have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense.
  10. Have a beginning, of a temporal event.
  11. Begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job.
  12. Begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc..
  13. Set off quickly, usually with success.
  14. Enter a particular state.
  15. Have a beginning characterized in some specified way.
  16. Achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative.
  17. Set in motion, cause to start.
  18. Start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning.
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