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false start

n.
1. Sports
a. An illegal racing start in which one of the competitors begins moving before the starting signal.
b. A violation of the rules governing the start of play in which a player moves from a set position before play is initiated, especially a rule violation in football in which an offensive player other than the center moves from a set position before the ball is snapped.
2. A misguided or unsuccessful attempt to begin something: wrote the first paragraph after several false starts.

false′-start′ v.

false start

n
1. (General Sporting Terms) sport an illegal start to a race, caused by a competitor beginning to move before the prescribed signal
2. any premature attempt to begin an activity
vb
(General Sporting Terms) (intr) to make a false start

false′ start′


n.
1. a premature start by a contestant in a race, as in a swimming or track event, necessitating calling the field back to start again.
2. an unsuccessful launch of an undertaking.
[1805–15]
Translations
بِدايَة كاذِبَه أو غَير مَقْبولَه
neplatný/špatný start
tyvstart
hibás rajt
òjófstart
neplatný štart
hatalı çıkış

false start

nfalsa partenza

false

(foːls) adjective
1. not true; not correct. He made a false statement to the police.
2. not genuine; intended to deceive. She has a false passport.
3. artificial. false teeth.
4. not loyal. false friends.
ˈfalsehood noun
(the telling of) a lie. She is incapable of (uttering a) falsehood.
ˈfalsify (-fӕi) verb
to make false. He falsified the accounts.
ˌfalsifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈfalsity noun
false alarm
a warning of something which in fact does not happen.
false start
in a race, a start which is declared not valid and therefore has to be repeated.
References in classic literature ?
I wouldn't have this double handicap make a false start to-night for a million," he said.
In the meantime, here is another false start, and more waste of good writing-paper.
She made a false start with the Wilcoxes, and she'll be as willing as we are to have nothing more to do with them.
Pickwick, who was stationed with the old lady at the top of the dance, and had already made four false starts, in his excessive anxiety to commence.
It was in part a period of experimentation, when the proper material and limits of literary forms were being determined, oftentimes by means of false starts and grandiose failures.
However, as it must be done, I went down, after two or three false starts half-way, and as many runs back on tiptoe to my own room, and presented myself in the parlour.
Billed as a showdown between Bolt and America's 100mworld champion Tyson Gay, the atmosphere had been tense at the start line with a false start charged to the field.
He had one false start himself but he still reacted, that's a great sign.
It was just his way of reacting to a farcical yet dramatic 60-metre final in Birmingham last night; a race that had not even started when LewisFrancis became one of three athletes disqualified for a false start.
The 34-year-old, above, twice lay down on the Stade de France track and refused to budge, convinced he had not caused the false start, though the reaction time showed he had.
Trinidad's Ato Boldon said after winning the delayed race: "Jon said the false start rule sucks.
Its Congress in Edmonton yesterday voted by 81 votes to 74 to implement the policy of only allowing only one false start per race.