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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 ?
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.
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.
The field set off in the Grand National at Aintree last month only to be called back for one of three false starts to the showpiece race.
Jackson said: "He's the clear favourite to go out there and win back his 100m title that he lost the last time because of two false starts.
Summary: Usain Bolt has held his nerve after two false starts by competitors and run the year's fastest 100 metres at the Jamaica Invitational.
Dav**Recipe for a false start How many more false starts are there going to be caused mainly by that ridiculous circling off the track then being ushered on to it all fired up with the starter not ready on the steps?
HILLS reacted quickly to the Usain Bolt sensation by offering 5-2 that the rules governing false starts are changed by next year's Olympics.
In the past, I've been in races where we've had three or four false starts and the crowd starts booing.