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kick·offor kick-off (kĭk′ôf′, -ŏf′)
1. Football A place kick in football that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a team has scored.
a. A kick of a stationary ball from the middle of the field in soccer that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a goal has been scored.
b. A similar kick in Rugby.
3. Informal A beginning: the kickoff of a charity campaign.
1. Football. a place kick from the 40-yard line of the team kicking at the beginning of the first and third periods or after the team kicking has scored a touchdown or field goal.
2. Soccer. a kick that puts a stationary ball into play from the center line of the field at the start of a quarter or after a goal has been scored.
3. the initial stage of something; start; beginning.
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|Noun||1.||kickoff - (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score|
place kick, place-kicking - (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
|2.||kickoff - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"|
birth - the time when something begins (especially life); "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
incipience, incipiency - beginning to exist or to be apparent; "he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850"; "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"
threshold - the starting point for a new state or experience; "on the threshold of manhood"
|3.||kickoff - a start given to contestants; "I was there with my parents at the kickoff"|
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
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