an early start

an occasion when you start something early in the morning

You'd better get some sleep. We have an early start tomorrow.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (an) early start — an early start phrase an occasion when you start something early in the morning You’d better get some sleep. We have an early start tomorrow. Thesaurus: going to bed, getting up and staying in bedhyponym to sleep, or to go to sleepsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get/make an early start — to get started on a journey, activity, etc., early in the day We want to make an early start tomorrow. • • • Main Entry: ↑early …   Useful english dictionary

  • make an early start — get started early, begin a journey at an early hour …   English contemporary dictionary

  • early — ear|ly1 W1S1 [ˈə:li US ˈə:rli] adj comparative earlier superlative earliest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(first part)¦ 2¦(before usual)¦ 3¦(beginning)¦ 4¦(new thing)¦ 5 the early hours 6 an early start 7 at/from an early age …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • start — start1 W2S2 [sta:t US sta:rt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(begin doing something)¦ 2¦(begin happening)¦ 3¦(begin in a particular way)¦ 4¦(business/organization)¦ 5¦(job/school)¦ 6¦(car/engine etc)¦ 7¦(begin going somewhere)¦ 8¦(life/profession)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • start — start1 [ start ] verb *** ▸ 1 begin to happen ▸ 2 begin to do something ▸ 3 begin a trip ▸ 4 be the limit of something ▸ 5 make something happen ▸ 6 make machine work ▸ 7 complain ▸ 8 jump with fright ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to begin to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • start */*/*/ — I UK [stɑː(r)t] / US [stɑrt] verb Word forms start : present tense I/you/we/they start he/she/it starts present participle starting past tense started past participle started 1) a) [intransitive] to begin to happen or take place Work has started… …   English dictionary

  • start*/*/*/ — [stɑːt] verb I 1) to begin to happen The World Championships start in two weeks.[/ex] It s starting to rain.[/ex] The leaves have started falling off the trees.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to begin doing something Please start when you are ready.[/ex] The… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • early — ear|ly1 [ ɜrli ] adverb *** 1. ) before the usual or expected time: I don t get up very early. The flight arrived ten minutes early. 2. ) near the beginning of a period of time: Let s meet again early next week. early in: These simple plants… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • early — 1 adjective 1 NEAR THE BEGINNING near to the beginning of a day, year, someone s life etc: We ve booked two weeks holiday in early May. | Her early life was miserably unhappy. | in the early days (=at the beginning of a process, project etc): In… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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