To start for

Related to To start for: START triage
to be a candidate for, as an office.

See also: start

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You can hold the RUN-OFF-START switch to START for up to two minutes for the Stewart-Warner and no longer than four minutes for the Hupp.
He was scheduled to start for the White Sox on Thursday but had to make travel plans instead.
Having to fight for a job is nothing new to the former USC star, who spent his first five pro seasons battling Erik Kramer and/or Andre Ware to start for the Detroit Lions.