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Start-off   /stɑrt-ɔf/   Listen

A start given to contestants.  Synonyms: kickoff, send-off.

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"Start-off" Quotes from Famous Books

... Department in mathematics, physics and chemistry had given me one of the minor Technical Board Scholarships at the Consolidated Technical Schools at South Kensington. This latter was in mechanics and metallurgy; and I hesitated between the two. The Vincent Bradley gave me L70 a year and quite the best start-off a pharmaceutical chemist could have; the South Kensington thing was worth about twenty-two shillings a week, and the prospects it opened were vague. But it meant far more scientific work than the former, and I ...
— Tono Bungay • H. G. Wells

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