kick off

kick off
phrasal verb
Word forms "kick off":
present tense I/you/we/they kick off he/she/it kicks off present participle kicking off past tense kicked off past participle kicked off
1) [intransitive/transitive] informal to begin, or to begin something

The show kicks off this week at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco.

kick off with:

I'd like to kick off with a quick look at last month's sales figures.

2) [intransitive] when a football match kicks off, the players start it by kicking the ball

The game kicks off at 7.30.

3) kick someone off something
[transitive] informal to force someone to leave a place or activity

He was kicked off the course for failing to hand in any work.

4) [transitive] to make your shoes come off by shaking your feet

Phyllis kicked off her sandals.

5) [intransitive] British informal to suddenly become very angry or upset and start fighting or arguing

He just kicked off without any warning when he saw her.


English dictionary. 2014.

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