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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."
Did no other young men ever begin life with a false start? Plenty began in that way, and got over it, and did wonders afterward.
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.
That contrasted with stewards withdrawing the Wallis-trained Zac Brown after a similar incident led to a false start at Goodwood last month.
ATHLETICS OH NO: Chambers upset at his false start Life fails to start at 40 as 'fossil' Dwain disqualified DWAIN CHAMBERS' return to athletics was an anti-climax after he was disqualified in the semi-final of the 60metres at the British Indoor Championships.
"My arms wouldn't let me stay on the block so I ended up doing a flip (from the false start)," said Kim, who shared a laugh with Mundelein's Jack Long, who also false started and ended up in the water.
A false start by the hosts threw the Philippines men's team off its rhythm, sending the Filipinos to fifth place in the 200-meter final of the 18th Asian Games dragon boat competitions at the Jakabaring Canoeing and Rowing Regatta Course in Palembang on Saturday.
PARTICK TH v FALKIRK KRIS DOOLAN reckons Partick Thistle will prove against Falkirk that last week's loss to Ayr was a false start to their Championship campaign.