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start the ball rolling

see definition of start the ball rolling
  • as inopen
  • as intackle
  • as inbreak the ice
  • as incause
  • as incommence
  • as infound
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Synonyms for start the ball rolling

verb begin
  • commence
  • convene
  • inaugurate
  • initiate
  • launch
  • meet
  • start
  • bow
  • embark
  • jump
  • sit
  • begin business
  • get things rolling
  • kick off
  • raise the curtain
  • ring in
  • set in motion
  • set up shop
  • start the ball rolling

Antonyms for start the ball rolling

  • adjourn
  • cancel
  • cease
  • close
  • complete
  • conclude
  • end
  • finish
  • ignore
  • stop
  • block
  • bury
  • cover
  • exclude
  • hide
  • hinder
  • shut
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to start the ball rolling

break the ice

verb. prepare the way

breaking the ice

verb. prepare the way

cause

verb. bring into being; bring about

caused

verb. bring into being; bring about

causes

verb. bring into being; bring about

causing

verb. bring into being; bring about
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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