|1.||[ verb ] teach immoral behavior to|
"It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach 'em bad habits."
|2.||[ verb ] set in motion, cause to start|
|Synonyms:||start begin commence|
"The U.S. started a war in the Middle East" "The Iraqis began hostilities" "begin a new chapter in your life"
|Related terms:||end end start set_off inaugurate jump-start recommence begin beginning start beginning founder begin|