[v] take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"
[v] lay out in a line
[v] leave; "The family took off for Florida"
array, begin, commence, depart, get, lay out, part, range, set about, set forth, set off, start, start, start out, start out, take off