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English definition of “kick off”

kick off

(FOOTBALL) phrasal verb with kick     /kɪk/ verb
C1 If a game of football kicks off, it starts: What time does the match kick off? → See also kick-offFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sportsParts and stages of competitions
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