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Noun: kickoff  'kik,óf
  1. (football) a kick from the centre of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
     
  2. The time when something begins
    "she knew from the kickoff that he was the man for her";
    - beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go [N. Amer], start, starting time, showtime, offset
     
  3. A start given to contestants
    "I was there with my parents at the kickoff";
    - send-off, start-off
Verb: kick off  kik óf
  1. Commence officially
    - inaugurate

Derived forms: kicking off, kickoffs, kicked off, kicks off

Type of: beginning, commence, commencement, embark on, place kick, place-kicking, point, point in time, start, start up

Encyclopedia: Kickoff

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