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/ ˈkɪkˌstɑrt /
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verb (used with object)
to start by means of a kick starter: to kick-start a motorcycle.
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Origin of kick-start
First recorded in 1910–15
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How to use kick-start in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for kick-start
/ (ˈkɪkˌstɑːt) /
to start (a motorcycle engine) by means of a pedal that is kicked downwards
informal to make (something) active, functional, or productive again
an action or event resulting in the reactivation of something
Derived forms of kick-startkick-starter, noun
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