"Start!" is the eleventh UK single release by punk rock band, The Jam and their second number-one, following "Going Underground"/"Dreams of Children". Upon its release on 15 August 1980, it debuted at number three, and two weeks later reached number one for one week. Written by Paul Weller and produced by Vic Coppersmith-Heaven and The Jam, "Start!" was the lead single from the band's fifth album Sound Affects. The single's B-side is "Liza Radley".

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  1. The beginning of an activity.
    The movie was entertaining from start to finish.
  2. A sudden involuntary movement.
    He woke with a start.
  3. The beginning point of a race, a board game, etc.
  4. An appearance in a sports game from the beginning of the match.
    Jones has been a substitute before, but made his first start for the team last Sunday.
  5. A young plant germinated in a pot to be transplanted later.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.
  2. A handle, especially that of a plough.
  3. The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water wheel bucket.
  4. The arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.


  1. To begin, commence, initiate.
    1. To set in motion.
      1. To begin.
  1. To initiate operation of a vehicle or machine.
  1. To put or raise (a question, an objection); to put forward (a subject for discussion).
  2. To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent.
    1. To begin an activity.
  1. To startle or be startled; to move or be moved suddenly.
    1. To jerk suddenly in surprise.
      1. To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate.
  1. To awaken suddenly.
  2. To disturb and cause to move suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly.
  1. To break away, to come loose.
  1. To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from.

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