Head-start meaning

An early start that confers an advantage.
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(sports) A start before other contestants in a race.
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An early start or other advantage given to or taken by a contestant or competitor.
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(idiomatic) An advantage consisting in starting a competition or task earlier than might be expected; given (taken), for example, prior to the beginning of a race.

Fred gave his younger brother a five minute head start in the Easter egg hunt.

I want to set off at dawn to get a head start over the competition.

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(idiomatic) A factor conducive to superiority and success.

His father's money gave him a head start in life.

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In the United States, a government funded preschool program for impoverished children.
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