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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 29 17:41:25 EDT 2016


Thanks, Carson. I would point out that both soccer and football start with
a kick. Apps don't, so I still find the usage odd.

Are the cites you found just indicative, or the only ones you were able to
locate?

On Oct 29, 2016 5:05 PM, "ADSGarson O'Toole" <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> > I can't go thru the cites right now, but are these references to sports
> > other than football? Football starts with a kickoff; soccer doesn't.
>
> Citations exist for both football and soccer although football cites
> seem to occur earlier. The November 21, 1997 citation given previously
> was for a football game. Here is some additional text.
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> The 5A and 6A Football State Championship games will be played on
> Saturday at KSU Stadium.
> The 5A game kicks at 11 a.m. and pits 11-0 Liberal against 10-1 Blue
> Valley-Stilwell.
> [End excerpt]
>
> The August 16, 2001 given previously was also for a football game.
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> The only remedy for Bingham would be a win over the Knights on the
> opening night of the 2001 prep football season Friday at Bingham.
> . . .
> The game kicks at 7 p.m.
> [End excerpt]
>
> Here is an example of the phrase used for soccer in 2008.
>
> Date: September 11, 2008
> Newspaper: The Kansas City Star
> Newspaper Location: Kansas City, MO
> Section: Sports
> Article: Wizards make moves to prepare for Beckham
> Quote Page D3
> Database: NewsBank Access World News
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> "We'll start setting up (today)," said Chris Wyche, vice president of
> operations for the Wizards. "We'll get the majority set up Saturday
> morning. The game kicks at 4:07:30. And, if all goes well, within 1
> 1/2 hours after the game, we'll be gone."
> [End excerpt]
>
> Garson
>
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