Definitions for kick-start

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kick′-start`(v.t.)

or kick′start`

  1. to start by means of a device (kick′ start`er) that operates by a downward kick on a pedal:

    to kick-start a motorcycle.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Automotive

  2. Category: Common Vocabulary, Automotive

    Ref: jump-start (def. 3).

Origin of kick-start:

1910–15

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kick-start(verb)ˈɪk

    to do sth to help sth get started well

    a huge party to kick-start the new year

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