(v.) = begin ; get + started ; start ; start off ; kick off ; set out ; get + Nombre + underway ; get + Posesivo + feet wet ; set in ; cut + Posesivo + spurs ; commence ; set off ; initiate ; get it + started. Ex: This section has begun to demonstrate some of the problems associated with the author approach. Ex: 'We'll get started as soon as everyone arrives,' the executive director shook her hand and smiled graciously. Ex: Over the past two to three years the numbers of full text data bases and data banks has started to escalate considerably. Ex: If you establish a principle of using the national language, where do you start off?. Ex: The article is entitled 'The bucks start here: ALA kicks off library funding campaign'. Ex: The person seeking information needs to have all the necessary documentation before setting out, otherwise it could result in considerable expense and much time wasting. Ex: The author describes two surveys which the IFLA Section has been involved in to acquire the information necessary to get the project underway. Ex: Coming clean to voters is something she's gonna have to get used to if she is really serious about getting her feet wet in elected politics. Ex: Open or compound fractures were usually fatal prior to the advent of antiseptics in the 1860s because infection would set in. Ex: Lorene, who cut her spurs fighting for equal pay, said she was `absolutely gobsmacked' at having won the award. Ex: This stop list is input to the computer before indexing can commence, and is a list of the words which appear in text which have no value as access words in an index. Ex: There are few departments within a school which do not possess or cannot produce objects that can be used as decorations to set off books. Ex: The scheme was initiated under the auspices of UNISIST with the intention of providing a switching language. Ex: It's not a place that I would stay at all night, but a good place to get it started on a bar hop. ---- * acabar mejor de lo que + empezar = end up on + a high note. * al empezar = first off. * bomba de relojería + empezar la cuenta atrás = time bomb + tick away. * empezando de cero = from scratch ; from the ground up. * empezar a = be on + Posesivo + way to ; begin to ; start to. * empezar a acabarse = run + low (on) ; be running out of. * empezar a actuar = swing into + action. * empezar a andar = get + going ; get + cracking ; get + rolling. * empezar a arder = catch + fire ; catch on + fire ; burst into + flames. * empezar a caer en picado = hit + the skids ; be on the skids. * empezar a calar en = grow on/upon + Pronombre. * empezar a comprender = grow on/upon + Pronombre. * empezar a conocer = get to + know. * empezar a dar carcajadas = burst into + a fit of laughter ; burst into + side-splitting laughter. * empezar a dar problemas = be on the blink. * empezar a darse cuenta de = grow on/upon + Pronombre. * empezar a debatir = embark on/upon + discussion. * empezar a deteriorarse = hit + the skids ; be on the skids ; go into + a decline ; fall into + decline. * empezar a diluviar = the skies + open up. * empezar a empeorar = hit + the skids ; be on the skids ; go into + a decline ; fall into + decline ; take + a turn for the worse ; take + a turn for the worst. * empezar a fallar = be on the blink. * empezar a faltar = be in short supply ; be at a premium. * empezar a fumar = take up + smoking. * empezar a funcionar = become + operational ; get off + the ground ; get + things going ; get + things rolling ; go + live ; get + the ball rolling ; set + the ball rolling ; start + the ball rolling ; get + rolling ; get + going ; kick in ; get off + the launching pad ; be off the launching pad. * empezar a gustar la idea = warm up to + the idea. * empezar a hablar de = make + noises about ; make + a noise about. * empezar a imprimir = go to + press. * empezar a ir bien = fall into/in + place. * empezar a irse al garete = hit + the skids ; be on the skids. * empezar a jugar mejor = get back into + the game. * empezar Algo = get + Nombre + started. * empezar Algo con buen pie = start + Nombre + off on the right foot. * empezar a llorar = start to + cry ; begin to + cry ; burst into + tears. * empezar a llover = go + rainy. * empezar a mejorar = turn + a corner ; take + a turn ; take + a turn for the better ; take + a turn for the best. * empezar a oler mal = develop + an odour. * empezar a pensar en = turn + Posesivo + mind to. * empezar a reír = start to + laugh ; break into + a laugh ; begin to + laugh. * empezar a reírse a carcajadas = burst into + a fit of laughter ; burst into + side-splitting laughter. * empezar a resquebrajarse = develop + cracks. * empezar a saltar las lágrimas = eyes + start to well up with tears ; eyes + start to well up ; tears + start to well up in + Posesivo + eyes ; start to + well up with tears ; start to + well up. * empezar a sonreír = start to + smile ; begin to + smile. * empezar a sudar = come out in + a sweat ; break out in + a sweat ; build up + a sweat. * empezar a sudar por el esfuerzo = work up + a sweat ; work up + a lather. * empezar a tener dudas = get + cold feet. * empezar a tener sentido = become + meaningful. * empezar a trabajar = take + job. * empezar a trabajar sobre = go to + work on. * empezar a tratar = scratch + the surface of ; scrape + the surface. * empezar a utilizarse = come into + use. * empezar bien = make + a good start ; get off on + the right foot ; get off to + a (good/great) start ; be off to a (good/great) start. * empezar con buen pie = start + Nombre + on the right footing ; hit + the ground running ; make + a good start ; get off on + the right foot ; get off to + a (good/great) start ; be off to a (good/great) start. * empezar con el pie derecho = get off to + a (good/great) start ; be off to a (good/great) start. * empezar con el pie izquierdo = get off on + the wrong foot ; make + a bad start. * empezar con mal pie = make + a bad start. * empezar con mal piel = get off on + the wrong foot. * empezar de cero = start at + ground zero ; begin from + scratch. * empezar de nuevo = a fresh start ; start (it/all) over (again) ; make + a fresh start ; start + fresh ; start + afresh ; begin + afresh. * empezar desde = work from ; set out from. * empezar desde cero = start at + ground zero ; start from + scratch ; begin from + scratch. * empezar desde la base = start at + ground zero ; start from + scratch ; begin from + scratch. * empezar el día = start + the day. * empezar (en/con) = originate (from). * empezar la casa por el tejado = tail wagging the dog ; put + the cart before the horse. * empezar la cuenta atrás = count down to. * empezar la jornada = start + the day. * empezar lento = be slow off the mark ; be slow off the blocks. * empezar mal = get off on + the wrong foot ; make + a bad start. * empezar por el final = work back from. * empezar por el principio = start from + scratch ; start at + ground zero ; begin from + scratch. * empezar por lo más difícil = plunge in at + the deep end. * empezar pronto = get + a head start ; make + an early start ; get off to + an early start ; get + a jump start. * empezar rápido = be quick off the mark ; be quick off the blocks. * empezar tarde = have + a late start. * empezar temprano = get + a head start ; make + an early start ; get off to + an early start ; get + a jump start. * empezar una conversación = initiate + a conversation. * empezar una nueva etapa en la vida = turn over + a new page ; turn over + a new leaf. * empezar una nueva vida = start + a (whole) new life ; make + a new life for + Reflexivo. * enseñanza antes de empezar el trabajo = pre-service education. * foto antes de empezar = before picture. * hay que empezar por el principio = first things must come first ; first things first. * justo empezando de cero = straight from scratch. * la gente + empezar + a chismorrear = tongues + start + wagging. * motivo para empezar una conversación = conversation starter ; icebreaker. * bebé que empieza a andar = toddler. * para empezar = for one ; initially ; to start with ; to begin with ; for starters ; first off. * terminar mejor de lo que + empezar = end up on + a high note. * una buena forma de empezar = a good way to start. * una manera de empezar = a foot in the door. * volver a empezar = return to + the drawing boards ; back to the drawing board ; a fresh start ; start (it/all) over (again) ; go back to + square one ; be back to square one. * volver a empezar de cero = be back to square one ; go back to + square one.