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false-start

false-start
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls stahrt]
    • /fɔls stɑrt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls stahrt]
    • /fɔls stɑrt/

Definitions of false-start word

  • verb without object false-start to leave the starting line or position too early and thereby necessitate repeating the signal to begin a race. 1
  • noun false-start Sports. a premature start by one or more of the contestants, as in a swimming or track event, necessitating calling the field back to start again. 1
  • noun false-start a failure to begin an undertaking successfully. 1

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Origin of false-start

First appearance:

before 1805
One of the 41% newest English words
First recorded in 1805-15

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for False-start

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

false-start popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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