1. [ verb ] take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
Synonyms: begin start commence start_out set_about get_down get

: "We began working at dawn" "Who will start?" "Get working as soon as the sun rises!" "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia" "He began early in the day"

Related terms: end get_cracking launch plunge get_to break_in embark attack jump_off auspicate come_on recommence strike_out fall begin beginning newcomer novice
2. [ verb ] lay out in a line
Synonyms: lay_out array range
Related terms: arrange compart array
3. [ verb ] leave
Synonyms: start take_off depart set_off start_out set_forth part

"The family took off for Florida"

Related terms: leave take_off roar_off blaze sally_forth spare departure loss takeoff departer
Similar spelling:   see_to_it