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Kick off   /kɪk ɔf/   Listen
Kick off

verb
1.
Commence officially.  Synonym: inaugurate.






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"Kick off" Quotes from Famous Books



... Sunday he recovered all his lost prestige and secured immortal fame at the football match between the "Holy Terrors" of Kilronan and the "Wolfe Tones" of Moydore. For, being asked to "kick off" by these athletes, he sent the ball up in a straight line seventy or eighty feet, and it struck the ground just three feet away from where he stood. There was a shout of acclamation from the whole field, which became ...
— My New Curate • P.A. Sheehan

... morning (when it was still quite dark, and when it was yet night, though you could call it morning), Mrs. Brown used to get up, and slip into the rooms of the children to see if they were covered up. For little folk often kick off the bed clothes in the night, and so get cold. Mother Brown did not want this to happen to ...
— Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While • Laura Lee Hope

... mid-field and flipped a coin for choice of goals. There was little advantage, for almost no wind was stirring, but Norris, who won the toss, quickly chose the south goal and a moment later the two teams ran out and took their places. Ridgley was to kick off to Jefferson. ...
— The Mark of the Knife • Clayton H. Ernst

... won't," cut in Merry firmly. "Pink, you've done enough for one night, and have thrown a scare into me that I won't get over in a hurry. You want to warm up, and the best way for you to do that is to sprint for town, kick off those cyanide-soaked clothes, ...
— Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail - or, The Fugitive Professor • Burt L. Standish



Words linked to "Kick off" :   kickoff, start up, swear in, inaugurate, commence, embark on, dedicate, start



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