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"kick off" in British English

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kick off

phrasal verb with kick uk   us   /kɪk/ verb

kick-offnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkɪk.ɒf/  us   /-ɑːf/
the ​time when a ​game of ​footballstarts, or when it ​begins again after it has ​stopped because of a ​goal, etc.
See also
informal the ​time when an ​activitystarts
(Definition of kick off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kick off" in American English

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kick off

infml
phrasal verb with kick  us   /kɪk/ verb [I/T]
to ​begin: The three-day ​celebration kicks off ​tomorrow with a ​parade.
(Definition of kick off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"kick off" in Business English

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kick off

informal
phrasal verb with kick uk   us   /kɪk/ verb [T]
to ​start: The ​advertisingcampaign is just about ​ready to ​kick off.

kick-offnoun [S]

UK informal (US kickoff) uk   us   /ˈkɪkɒf/
the ​time when an ​activitystarts: Kick-off will be at 11 o'clock ​prompt.
(Definition of kick off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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