Definition of false start noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    false start

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  1. 1an attempt to begin something that is not successful After a number of false starts, she finally found a job she liked.
  2. 2 (sport) a situation in which someone taking part in a race starts before the official signal has been given
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