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English definition of “kick-off”

kick-off

noun [C or U] (US kickoff)     /ˈkɪk.ɒf/ US  /-ɑːf/
UK the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc. → See also kick offFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports informal the time when an activity startsBeginnings and starts
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