kick offRate this phrase:(3.00 / 1 vote)Say it
To force the weaning of a bovine cow's calf by restricting the calf's access to its mother's udders. Used figuratively or literally.

A week after we kicked off her calf that cow was still bawling.

Additional definitions for 'kick off':

kick offTo make the first kick in a game or part of a game.
kick offTo start; to launch.
kick offTo shut down or turn_off suddenly.
See them all »

Translation

Find a translation for the kick off phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similiar to kick off

Discuss this kick off phrase with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this kick off definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"kick off." Phrases.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 18 Nov. 2017. <http://www.phrases.net/phrase/kick-off_816>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!