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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 29 12:02:28 EDT 2016


Here is an example in 1997. Maybe someone else can find a better
search pattern for antedating.

Date: November 21, 1997
Newspaper: The Manhattan Mercury
Newspaper Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Article: 5A, 6A games at K-State
Quote Page b2
Database: NewsBank Access World News

[Begin excerpt]
The 5A game kicks at 11 a.m. and pits 11-0 Liberal against 10-1 Blue
Valley-Stilwell.
[End excerpt]


On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 11:55 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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