[Ads-l] kick, v, without preposition, to start working?

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Sat Oct 29 11:33:06 EDT 2016


I recently saw an email announcement for our school's boys' and girls' soccer matches, and for each one, it said the game "kicks [off]" at a designated time.

Neal

> On Oct 28, 2016, at 12:05 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Read the following today online at WSJ.com
> 
> "I had concerns that the company would have access to my active phone
> calls, but the system only kicks when the call would have typically gone to
> your carrier’s voice mail."
> 
> http://www.wsj.com/articles/kill-voice-mail-banish-those-annoying-messages-from-your-smartphone-1477668630
> 
> Is that a known usage for "kick"?
> DanG
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