kick off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theykick off
he/she/itkicks off
present participlekicking off
past tensekicked off
past participlekicked off
  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.

See also main entry: kick