Definitions for kick off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inaugurate, kick off(verb)

    commence officially


  1. kick off(v. i.)

    To kick the football from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score; as, they kicked off at two o'clock.

  2. kick off(v. t.)

    to begin; to commence; as, they kicked off the rally with a playing of the national anthem.


  1. kick off(Verb)

    To make the first kick in a game or part of a game.

  2. kick off(Verb)

    To start; to launch.

  3. kick off(Verb)

    To die or quit permanently.

  4. kick off(Verb)

    To shut down or turn off suddenly.

  5. kick off(Verb)

    To force the weaning of a bovine cow's calf by restricting the calf's access to its mother's udders. Used figuratively or literally.

  6. kick off(Verb)

    To be overcome with anger, to start an argument or a fight.


  1. Kick Off

    The Kick Off franchise is a series of football simulation computer games, first released in 1989. Kick Off, the first game of the series, was designed by Dino Dini and released by Anco for the Amiga and the Atari ST in 1989. The game was received well by the games industry at the time and won awards. After the release of Kick Off several sequels were released. Player Manager was released in 1990. The game was the first game to combine a management environment with a football game engine. Kick Off 2 was released in 1990 as a sequel to Kick Off. The game introduced a number of new features as well as several small alterations. In 1992, Dino Dini left Anco and signed a contract for Virgin Games, which released Goal! in 1993. Anco released several further editions of the Kick Off series between 1994 and 1997, but these games had little in common with Kick Off and Kick Off 2. In 2001–2003, the KOA collaborated closely with Anco developer Steve Screech in an attempt to relaunch the Kick Off and Player Manager series. Kick Off 2002 was released. Anco started to work on another sequel Kick Off 2004 which reached beta status. The attempt came to a halt when Anco closed in 2003.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oprah Winfrey:

    Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.

  2. Larry Sabato:

    Why should it always be Iowa and New Hampshire? There are plenty of states with two or three electoral votes that could kick off the process, but it's not going to change.

  3. Graham Norton:

    I do n’t know why I had that one, i was in the dressing room with an hour to go before kick off when Sir Alex Ferguson( Manchester United manager) saw Manchester United manager and made me shave Manchester United manager off.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Those who can't hear the music always laugh contemptuously at the dancing stars, thinking that those dancers must be crazy. You must ignore their mocking laughter, just kick off your shoes, and keep on dancing like there is nobody watching. "You're the Dancing Queen. You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life." - as ᗅᗺᗷᗅ said it so appropriately. Never miss a chance to dance, and the last laugh will always be yours. Continuer danse, Danser étoile!

  5. Arthur Marx:

    So. The time has come for me to get my kite flying, stretch out in the sun, kick off my shoes, and speak my piece. 'The days of struggle are over,' I should be able to say. 'I can look back now and tell myself I don't have a single regret.' But I do. Many years ago a very wise man named Bernard Baruch took me aside and put his arm around my shoulder. 'Harpo, my boy,' he said, 'I'm going to give you three pieces of advice, three things you should always remember.' My heart jumped and I glowed with expectation. I was going to hear the magic password to a rich, full life from the master himself. 'Yes, sir' I said. And he told me the three things. I regret that I've forgotten what they were.


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