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kick (sth) off

verb uk phrasal verb with kick   /kɪk/ us  
C2 If you kick off a discussion or an activity, you start it: I'd like to kick off the discussion with a few statistics. Right, any suggestions? Jim, you kick off.Starting and beginningStarting again
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