start off; start off on; start on; start on at; start out; start out as; start out to (do sth)

start * off +
開始
They started off the meeting with an attack on our performance.

start off
開始從事;開始於
She started off as a receptionist and ended up as the CEO.

start off
出發,動身,啟程
We started off early because we knew the journey would take all day.

start * off
使 (某人) 笑出來
I was trying to be serious, but their comment started me off.

start * off on
協助 (某人) 開始一項工作或活動
I started her off on the project then left her to finish it.

start on +
開始做、吃、喝等
It’s time to start on that bottle of wine.

start on +
開始批評;開始抱怨
The manager was furious and started on her staff for not trying hard enough.

start on at +
批評;嘮叨,碎碎唸;挑 (某人) 毛病
He started on at me for being late.

start out
出發,動身,啟程
We started out early in the morning.

start out as +
開始從事;開始於
He started out as a salesperson before turning to writing novels.

start out to (do sth)
打算;計畫
I didn’t start out to become the boss – it just happened.

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