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Kick off   Listen
kick off  v. i.  (Football) 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.

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"Kick off" Quotes from Famous Books

... gasping, at Wendy, who hurriedly picked up both herself and the drawing-board, and stood at attention. The sporting party on the upper landing would gladly have melted away had there been any possible cover, but there was not. Vi and Sadie had not even time to kick off their roller skates. Miss Hampson's keen eyes took in every detail of the trails on the polished oak floor, and the soap-slide. Then ...
— A harum-scarum schoolgirl • Angela Brazil

... of the wheel are indicated in each case by an arrow. Every change of direction means a loss of forward velocity, the loss increasing with the violence and extent of the change. The pneumatic tyre also scores because, on account of its elasticity, it gives a "kick off" against the obstacle, which compensates for the resistance ...
— How it Works • Archibald Williams

... great days of the monarchy, Papa Barlasch must have been a little child in a peasant's hut on those Cotes du Nord where they breed a race of Frenchmen startlingly similar to the hereditary foe across the Channel, where to this day the men kick off their sabots at the door and hold that an honest labourer has no business under a roof except ...
— Barlasch of the Guard • H. S. Merriman

Words linked to "Kick off" :   kickoff, swear in, start, embark on, start up, inaugurate

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