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false start

Translation of false start in Spanish:


  • 1 (Sport)
    salida (feminine) nula or en falso
    Example sentences
    • It was not a ‘tragedy’ when he was disqualified for a false start in an Olympic trials race earlier this year, he said in mild rebuke of Prime Minister John Howard.
    • Thorpe has been robbed of a chance to defend his 400m freestyle title in Athens after being disqualified for a false start.
    • After three false starts, Ferrari was in bad shape; and Schumacher's abilities were being gleefully questioned.
  • 2 (to career, speech)
    intento (masculine) fallido
    Example sentences
    • I've had a complicated history with jazz, with many false starts, disappointing attempts to divine the pantheon and forays into stuff I absolutely hated.
    • In a way, I am glad the monsoon has finally begun after all the false starts caused by atmospheric depressions in the Arabian Sea end of May.
    • Following several false starts in attempting to bring it back, the drama will finally be premiered in a webcast on BBCi in the spring.
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