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kick off

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1 to take the first step in (a process or course of action)
  • I'll kick off the discussion on ethics with this question

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2 slang to stop living
  • surprisingly, the recluse was worth a cool million when he kicked off

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kickoff

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of kickoff (Entry 2 of 2)

the point at which something begins
  • a political cycle in which an election marks not only the end of one campaign but also the kickoff for the next one

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The first known use of kick off was in 1856

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“Kick off.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/kick%20off. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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