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synonyms for start from scratch

  • begin again
  • go back to the drawing board
  • make a fresh start
  • make a new beginning
  • wipe the slate clean
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How to use start from scratch in a sentence

But the Mexican caballeros had no notion of coming up to the scratch a third time.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Keep closely covered with a bell glass and, in a few weeks, more or less, the baby Ferns will start to put in an appearance.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
The smoke from her kitchen fire rose white as she put in dry sumac to give it a start.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
There are sentimental children, as there are sentimental adults, who seem never happier than when the tears are ready to start.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
But the day he planned to start was very cold—the mercury stood twenty-seven below zero.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
He said that you were going along, and so I thought I'd hunt you up and tell you that we'll start about seven in the morning.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The intellect is thus kept compulsorily and delightfully occupied from the start to the finish.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
It may be added that they start with the most dignified part of this crown of creation, viz., the human head.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
My father took me to the office in which I was to make a start and presented me to the chief clerk.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
My son gives the young men and women a complete wardrobe when they start out to win their way in life, and the details fall on me.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO START FROM SCRATCH

  • begin again
  • go back to the drawing board
  • make a fresh start
  • make a new beginning
  • start from scratch
  • wipe the slate clean
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.