To have a beginning or origin; to originate; to start; to begin.
To begin to be, or to act as.
To enter upon; to begin; to perform the first act of.
take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"