start out

start out  {v.}
1. To begin to go somewhere.
Bill started out for school on his bicycle.
Art started out on a voyage around the world.
Compare: SET OUT.
2. To begin a career or life.
Harry started out as an errand boy in a business office.
We all start out in life as helpless infants.
3.  {informal}
To give one a first job.
The garage man started Pete out as a grease rack man.
Syn.: START IN (3).
Categories: career informal verb