kick-start

verb \ ˈkik-ˌstärt \

Definition of kick-start

1 : to start (something, such as a motorcycle) by means of a kick-starter
2 : jump-start 2

kick start

noun

First Known Use of kick-start

1928

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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KICK-START Defined for English Language Learners

kick-start

Definition of kick-start for English Language Learners

  • : to start (a motorcycle) by pushing down on a lever with your foot

  • : to cause (something) to start quickly

  • : to give new energy to (something)


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