False-start definitions

A misguided or unsuccessful attempt to begin something.

Wrote the first paragraph after several false starts.

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An illegal racing start in which one of the competitors begins moving before the starting signal.
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A violation of the rules governing the start of play in which a player moves from a set position before play is initiated, especially a rule violation in football in which an offensive player other than the center moves from a set position before the ball is snapped.
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In a race, the act of starting to run, swim, etc. before the official signal has been given.
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(sports) The starting of a race before being signaled to do so.
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