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1‘he must begin work first thing in the morning’
start, set about, go about, embark on, launch into, get down to, take up, turn one's hand to, undertake, tackle
initiate, set in motion, institute, inaugurate, get ahead with
informal get cracking on, get going on
2‘the interviewer began by asking me what my bad points were’
open, lead off, get under way, get going, get off the ground, start, start off, go ahead
informal start the ball rolling, kick off, get the show on the road, get to it, fire away, take the plunge
3‘when did the illness actually begin?’
appear, arise, become apparent, make an appearance, spring up, crop up, turn up, surface, emerge, come into existence, come into being, originate, start, develop, unfold
set in, become established
literary come to pass
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