Meaning: Make something start
Example: They STARTED OFF the meeting with an attack on our performance.
Meaning: Begin life, a career or existence
Example: She STARTED OFF as a receptionist and ended up as the CEO.
Meaning: Begin a journey
Example: We STARTED OFF early because we knew the journey would take all day.
Meaning: Make someone laugh
Example: I was trying to be serious, but their comment STARTED me OFF.