English version

head start

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
head startˌhead ˈstart noun [countable]  1 ADVANTAGEan advantage that helps you to be successfulgive somebody/get/have a head start Give your children a head start by sending them to nursery school.2 DSa start in a race in which you begin earlier or further ahead than someone else
Examples from the Corpus
head startSophomore Marvin Powell will have a chance to get a head start at fullback over incoming freshman Ted Iacenda.It was half a mile to the chip shop, so you had to get a head start.He had a head start, in that he was already a self-made eccentric.So give her a head start.Hey, look on the bright side, at least it gives them a head start for their biology GCSEs.This will give you a head start and make it difficult for the driver to follow.give somebody/get/have a head startHe'd given me a head start in my inquiries.Hey, look on the bright side, at least it gives them a head start for their biology GCSEs.Do not try to give yourself a head start by dieting earlier than you should.This will give you a head start and make it difficult for the driver to follow.He wouldn't be expecting it, and that would give her the head start she needed.
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