to begin with


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Related to to begin with: ditsy, insightful, get the ball rolling
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Adv.1.to begin with - before now; "why didn't you tell me in the first place?"
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Translations
أوَّلا وَقَبْلَ كُلِّ شَيئ، بِدايَةُفي البِدايَه
za prvézprvu
for det første
eleinte
í fyrsta lagitil aî byrja meî, í fyrstu
sprvu
başlangıçtabirinci sebep şuilk neden olarakönce

begin

(biˈgin) present participle beˈginning: past tense began (biˈgan) : past participle begun (biˈgan) verb
to come or bring, into being, to start. He began to talk; The meeting began early.
beˈginning noun
beˈginner noun
someone who is just learning how to do something. `Does he paint well?' `He's not bad for a beginner'.
to begin with
1. at first. I didn't like him to begin with, but now he's one of my best friends.
2. firstly. There are many reasons why I don't like her – to begin with, she doesn't tell the truth.
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