start (v.)
jump away, swerve, turn aside
1H6 IV.vii.12[Talbot to Servant, of John Talbot] great rage of heart / Suddenly made him from my side to start / Into the clustering battle of the French
Ham III.ii.317[Guildenstern to Hamlet] start not so wildly from my affair
R3 III.iv.85[Hastings to himself] Three times today my footcloth horse did stumble, / And started when he looked upon the Tower
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