astart

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English asterten, asteorten, from a- (from Old English ā-) + sterten, equivalent to a- +‎ start.

Verb[edit]

astart (third-person singular simple present astarts, present participle astarting, simple past and past participle astarted)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to start; startle; start up; jump.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.ii:
      oft out of her bed she did astart, / As one with vew of ghastly feends affright [...].
  2. (intransitive) To start up.
  3. (obsolete) To get away, escape; escape from.
  4. (intransitive) To be escaped from.

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