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phrasal verb
  1. 1
    informal to begin, or to begin something

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  2. 2
    when a football game kicks off, a player starts it by kicking the ball

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  3. 3
    informal to force someone to leave a place or activity

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  4. 4
    to make your shoes come off by shaking your feet

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