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kick·off

or kick-off  (kĭk′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1. Football A place kick in football that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a team has scored.
2. Sports
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.

kick′off`

or kick′-off`,



n.
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.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kickoff - (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a scorekickoff - (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"
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
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"
point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
starting point, terminus a quo - earliest limiting point
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"

kickoff

noun
Informal. The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence:
Translations
výkop
start
aloitus
početak
キックオフ
시작
avspark
เริ่มเล่น
thời gian bắt đầu

kickoff

[ˈkɪkɒf] N (Ftbl) → saque m (inicial) (fig) → comienzo m
I'm not going there, for a kickoff >para empezar, no pienso ir

kickoff

[ˈkɪkˌɒf] n (Ftbl) → calcio d'inizio (fig) → inizio

kickoff

الرَّكْلَةُ الأُولَى výkop start Anstoß εναρκτήριο λάκτισμα saque inicial aloitus coup d’envoi početak calcio d’inizio キックオフ 시작 aftrap avspark rozpoczęcie meczu chute inicial, pontapé de saída начало avspark เริ่มเล่น başlama vuruşu thời gian bắt đầu 开球
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