Definition of tee off in English:

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tee off

1Begin a round or hole of golf by playing the ball from a tee: we spend ten minutes practising putting before we tee off
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  • With a three-shot cushion, Tiger Woods tees off at the last hole - and sends his drive straight up the middle of the fairway.
  • The day began early at the Royal Golf Course where competitors teed off.
  • Batting in softball, teeing off in golf and hitting a forehand in tennis also require the type of muscle conditioning provided by this exercise.
1.1 informal Make a start on something: in November, the Society teed off with their inaugural meeting
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  • Let's tee off to a good start.
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