start vs finish vs end vs stop

start

Definitions

verb

  1. play in the starting lineup
  2. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
  3. bring into being
  4. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
  5. have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
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noun

  1. the time at which something is supposed to begin
  2. a signal to begin (as in a race)
  3. a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
  4. the beginning of anything
  5. a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
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Examples

In 1984, he started Oh Boy as an outlet for his songwriting.

When your bulbs arrive, or you buy them from the garden center, gather everyone together, hand out garden tools and start digging.

In her house apron and with her hair a little ruffled she looked younger, startled and then angry.

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finish

Definitions

noun

  1. (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
  2. designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)
  3. the act of finishing
  4. a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
  5. the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
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verb

  1. finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
  2. come or bring to a finish or an end
  3. finally be or do something
  4. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
  5. cause to finish a relationship with somebody
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Examples

Receiving the round initial in the third quarter, the Rams would put together the 10-play, 61-yard expostulate immoderate 5 mins as great as finishing it off with the 6-yard TD pass from Stefkovich to So, TE, Joe Migliarese (Blue Bell, Pa.) to tighten the measure to twenty-nine twenty-eight TU.

The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a significant holiday celebrated in China, and the one with the longest history. The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated by boat races in the shape of dragons. Competing teams row their boats forward to a drumbeat racing to reach the finish end first.

'If he _has not fulfilled_ his promise to write,' but 'If he _did not write_ as he undertook to do' ([Greek: _egrapsen huposchomenos_]); nor 'If he _has commenced and finished_,' but 'If he _commenced and finished_' ([Greek: _arxamenos sunetelese_]).

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