start out

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to set out)
a. salir
Tomorrow, we'll start out early in the morning.Mañana, saldremos por la mañana temprano.
b. partir
When we started out, we couldn't imagine this journey would be so long.Cuando partimos, no podíamos imaginar que este viaje sería tan largo.
2. (to begin in a particular way)
a. empezar
Andrea started out as a receptionist, and now she holds a high position in the company.Andrea empezó como recepcionista, y ahora tiene un alto cargo en la empresa.
3. (to have a particular idea when starting)
a. empezar
I started out thinking she was a nice person, but then I realized I was mistaken.Empecé creyendo que era una buena persona, pero después me di cuenta de que estaba equivocada.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I started out liking my job, but I eventually got bored.Al principio, el trabajo me gustaba, pero con el tiempo me aburrí.
Sue hadn't started out to teach.Sue no había empezado con la idea de ser maestra.
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start out
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (begin)
a. empezar
2. (on journey)
a. salir, partir
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start out
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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