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Verb: kick-start  'kik,staa(r)t
  1. Start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter
    "Kick-start your metabolism and lose 10 pounds in two weeks"
  2. Get something started; resume or energize
    "kick-start the economy with a large construction project"
Noun: kick start  kik staa(r)t
  1. A starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body
    - kick starter
Noun: kick-start  'kik,staa(r)t
  1. Start or give new impetus to
    "The housing market needs a kick-start";
    - kick start

Derived forms: kick-starting, kick-starts, kick starts, kick-started

Type of: start, start up, starter, starter motor, starting motor

Part of: bike, motorbike [Brit], motorcycle

Encyclopedia: Kick start