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ˌstart ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they start in he/she/it starts in present participle starting in past tense started in past participle started in] american informal phrasal verb
to begin talking in a boring or annoying way, usually complaining or criticizing someone or something

She was waiting for me and started in again.

start in on:

Then she starts in on the dangers of marriage.

Thesaurus: to start speaking, or to start speaking againsynonym
Main entry: start

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informal begin doing something, esp. talking

people groan when she starts in about her acting ambitions

start in on begin to do or deal with

you vacuum the stairs and I'll start in on the laundry

start in on attack verbally; begin to criticize

before you start in on me, let me explain

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start in [phrasal verb]
chiefly US informal
1 : to start doing a particular activity or action

He took a break from painting to eat lunch, then started in again.

— often + on

She started in on another book.

2 start in on (someone) : to criticize (someone) about something

My dad started in on me about not having a job.

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