Kickoff - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkɪkɒf|
Brit.  |ˈkɪkɒf|
- (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
- the time at which something is supposed to begin (syn: beginning, commencement, first, offset, outset, start)
- a start given to contestants (syn: send- off)
I was there with my parents at the kickoff

Examples

At his campaign kickoff, the senator gave a passionate speech about combating poverty.

His speech marked the kickoff of his campaign.

The match was hotly contested from the kickoff to the finish.

Kickoff is at 3.00.

I was there with my parents at the kickoff

Word forms

noun
singular: kickoff
plural: kickoffs
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