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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 29 11:55:14 EDT 2016


Sports articles contained the construction "the game kicks at (time)" by 2001.

Date: August 16, 2001
Newspaper: The Deseret News
Newspaper Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Section: Sports
Article: Northridge, Bingham headline grid openers
Author/Byline: Jay Hinton (Deseret News prep editor)
Quote Page D05
Database: NewsBank Access World News

[Begin excerpt]
At the time, Fernandes welcomes the match-up.

"I'd rather play a Bingham or a Skyline early as a yardstick to see
where you are," he said. "If you don't play well against them then you
know what you need to do to get better."

The game kicks at 7 p.m.
[End excerpt]

Garson


On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net> wrote:
> 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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