kick off

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kick off

verb

Definition of KICK OFF

intransitive verb
1
:  to start or resume play in football by a placekick
2
a :  to initiate proceedings
b :  to start out :  begin <the movie kicks off with a bank robbery>
3
slang :  die
transitive verb
:  to mark the beginning of <kick off the campaign>

Examples of KICK OFF

  1. <I'll kick off the discussion on ethics with this question.>
  2. <surprisingly, the recluse was worth a cool million when he kicked off>

First Known Use of KICK OFF

1857

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