One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Succeed in starting a machine, vehicle, process, etc.‘we got the car going again after much trying’
operate, switch on, turn on, start, start off, start up, set going, trigger off, trigger, trip, set in motion, activate, actuate, initiate, initialize, energize, animateView synonyms
- ‘That means the road, installation of the turbine and getting it going.’
- ‘Well, Bryan got his crusade going a few years before the 1925 Scopes Trial.’
- ‘Bob Cardoza, the arts center's first chairman, died of cancer in 2002, and Dick Lang, who got the project going, died in 2004.’
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