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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theykick off
he/she/itkicks off
present participlekicking off
past tensekicked off
past participlekicked off
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to begin, or to begin something
    The show kicks off this week at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco.
    kick off with: I’d like to kick off with a quick look at last month’s sales figures.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] when a football match kicks off, the players start it by kicking the ball
    The game kicks off at 7.30.
  3. 3
    [transitive]kick someone off something informal to force someone to leave a place or activity
    He was kicked off the course for failing to hand in any work.
  4. 4
    [transitive] to make your shoes come off by shaking your feet
    Phyllis kicked off her sandals.
  5. 5
    [intransitive] British informal to suddenly become very angry or upset and start fighting or arguing
    He just kicked off without any warning when he saw her.
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