Definition of kickoff
- the opening kickoff
- the campaign kickoff
At his campaign kickoff, the senator gave a passionate speech about combating poverty.
His speech marked the kickoff of his campaign.
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I'll kick off the discussion on ethics with this question.
surprisingly, the recluse was worth a cool million when he kicked off
: a kick that starts play in a game (such as American football or soccer)
: the start of something
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