begin with
{adv. phr.} As a preliminary statement; in the first place. * /To begin with, you are far too young to get married./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • begin with — • begin with • start with at first; first of all; at the beginning …   Idioms and examples

  • begin with — phr verb Begin with is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑paragraph, ↑word Begin with is used with these nouns as the object: ↑vowel …   Collocations dictionary

  • begin\ with — • (to) begin with • (to) start with adv. phr. As a preliminary statement; in the first place. To begin with, you are far too young to get married …   Словарь американских идиом

  • begin with — {adv. phr.} As a preliminary statement; in the first place. * /To begin with, you are far too young to get married./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • begin with — have as a first element. → begin …   English new terms dictionary

  • to begin with — adverb before now (Freq. 3) why didn t you tell me in the first place? • Syn: ↑in the first place, ↑earlier, ↑in the beginning, ↑originally * * * at first ■ in the first place such a fate is unlikely to befall him: to begin with, his is a genuine …   Useful english dictionary

  • (to) begin with — to beˈgin with idiom 1. at first • I found it tiring to begin with but I soon got used to it. • We ll go slowly to begin with. 2. used to introduce the first point you want to make • ‘What was it you didn t like?’ ‘Well, to begin …   Useful english dictionary

  • to begin with — 1) spoken used for introducing the first thing in a list of things you are going to say Why were you annoyed? Well, to begin with, I missed my train. 2) before or during the first part of an activity or process How did you get involved to begin… …   English dictionary

  • (to) begin with — first or most importantly. To begin with, I don t have enough money to take a trip to Europe this summer. Related vocabulary: for starters, for openers …   New idioms dictionary

  • to begin with — phrasal as the first thing to be considered …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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