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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
Usage: informal
  1. Commence officially
    - inaugurate
  2. Start a process or activity
    - get the ball rolling, start the ball rolling
  3. Cause to start, provoke or initiate (usually something negative or violent)
    "kick off a huge argument";
    - touch off, spark off, spark, set off, trigger

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