false start

false start
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawls stahrt]
    • /fɔls stɑrt/
    • /fɔːls stɑːt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls stahrt]
    • /fɔls stɑrt/

Definitions of false start words

  • noun false start in a race 1
  • countable noun false start A false start is an attempt to start something, such as a speech, project, or plan, which fails because you were not properly prepared or ready to begin. 0
  • countable noun false start If there is a false start at the beginning of a race, one of the competitors moves before the person who starts the race has given the signal. 0
  • noun false start an illegal start to a race, caused by a competitor beginning to move before the prescribed signal 0
  • noun false start any premature attempt to begin an activity 0
  • verb false start to make a false start 0

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Parts of speech for False start


false start popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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