[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
arrange, attack, auspicate, bestir oneself, blaze, blaze out, break in, come on, compart, dispense with, embark, enter, fall, get cracking, get going, get moving, get rolling, get started, get to, get weaving, give up, go away, go forth, jump off, launch, leave, lift off, part with, plunge, roar off, sally forth, sally out, set up, spare, strike out