English version

start on somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstart on somebody/something phrasal verb1 START DOING somethingto begin doing something or using something You’d better start on your homework.2 START DOING something start somebody on something to make someone start doing something regularly, especially because it will be good for them Try starting your baby on solid foods at four months old.3 British English informalCRITICIZE to begin criticizing someone or complaining to them about something at Ray’s wife started on at him about spending too much time in the pub. start→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
start atBoyle's family moved to London when he was eight and he started on guitar at fifteen with private lessons.
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Verb table
start
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystart
he, she, itstarts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystarted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave started
he, she, ithas started
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad started
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill start
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have started
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam starting
he, she, itis starting
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you, we, theyare starting
Past
I, he, she, itwas starting
you, we, theywere starting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been starting
he, she, ithas been starting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been starting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be starting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been starting
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