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kick off

phrasal verb with kick uk   /kɪk/ us   /kɪk/ verb

kick-offnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkɪk.ɒf/ us   /ˈkɪk.ɑːf/
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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.
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"kick off" in Business English

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kick off

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

kick-offnoun [S]

UK informal US kickoff uk   /ˈkɪkɒf/ us  
the time when an activity starts: 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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