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kick off

verb uk phrasal verb with kick   /kɪk/ us  

(FOOTBALL)

C1 If a game of football kicks off, it starts: What time does the game kick off?
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(COMPLAIN)

informal to start to get angry or complain in a noisy way: The children started to kick off so I couldn't stay.

(DIE)

US informal to die
(Definition of kick off phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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