Definitions for kick in

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word kick in

Princeton's WordNet

  1. set in, kick in(verb)

    enter a particular state

    "Laziness set in"; "After a few moments, the effects of the drug kicked in"

  2. contribute, give, chip in, kick in(verb)

    contribute to some cause

    "I gave at the office"

  3. kick in, kick down(verb)

    open violently

    "kick in the doors"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kick in(verb)ˈɪk

    to start to have an effect

    The painkillers haven't kicked in yet.


  1. kick in(Verb)

    To kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.

  2. kick in(Verb)

    To start or connect suddenly.

  3. kick in(Verb)

    To contribute, especially to a collection of money.


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