Kick off and Start

Kick off

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Kick off verb – To take the first step in (a process or course of action).
Usage example: I'll kick off the discussion on ethics with this question

Start is a synonym for kick off in begin topic. In some cases you can use "Start" instead the word "Kick off" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like come into being, begin or start again.
Synonyms for Kick off


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Start verb – To take the first step in (a process or course of action).
Usage example: we'll be ready to start the concert in a moment

Kick off is a synonym for start in begin topic. You can use "Kick off" instead a verb "Start", if it concerns topics such as get moving, set in motion. informal substitute
Nearby Words: started, startled, starting, starter, startup
Synonyms for Start

Both terms in one sentence

  • Videogame / Continue/Stop/Rise There were elements of this from the start, but it doesn't really kick off until the Nightmare Sequence in Workforce 2.
  • No Sell The prequel Start of Darkness has Xykon kick off his ascension (or de-scension) to lichdom by taking Lirian the Elf druid in a Curb-Stomp Battle.
    Source: No Sell
  • Out of the Inferno He gloats that he just needs to start WWIII and kick off "the age of the machines." Suddenly, a figure is shown marching through the flames of a downed helicopter, a shield in one hand and Machinesmith's jaw drops open.
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