Meaning of “kick off” in the English Dictionary

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"kick off" in British English

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kick-offnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkɪk.ɒf/ us /ˈkɪk.ɑːf/

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"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.

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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)