||start, begin, leave on a journey
||Fill the tank with gas and check the oil before you start out.
||begin again, go to square one
||If I make a mistake, I start over. I go right back to the beginning.
||start, begin, organize, begin a business
||Before you start up a business you should write a business plan.
|start with a bang
||start well, start fast, off to a good start
||The party will start with a bang if Elton arrives by hot-air balloon.
|state of mind
||mood, mental attitude, frame of mind
||My state of mind improves when I read a book by Northrop Frye.
|state of the art
||most advanced, cutting edge
||Many state-of-the-art devices use the LASER beam.
||(See it's not a state secret)
||be aware of developments, stay current, keep pace
||Can you stay abreast of changes in computer technology?
||win enough to continue, continue in a series
||To stay alive, the Leafs must win the next two games.
||not sleep, be alert
||I can't stay awake any longer. I can't keep my eyes open.