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kick off (1) Informal

Meaning: to start something like a game, a meeting or a concert

Synonym: start, begin

For example:

  • kick off The game kicks off at 5 o'clock, so we should meet outside the stadium at around 4.

  • kick off sth What time will you kick off tomorrow's meeting?

  • kick sth off Madonna kicked her tour off with a huge show in Los Angeles.

Nouns often used as subjects with
kick off (1): game, match, show, meeting, conference, convention, concert, tour, party

Quick Quiz:

As soon as the game kicks off, the players will
  1. start playing
  2. stop playing
  3. go home

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