What does kick in mean?

Definitions for kick in

Here are all the 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"


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kick in in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kick in in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Maggie Moon:

    The hours between mid-afternoon and dinnertime are when cravings kick in hard.

  2. Ben LeBrun:

    I expect some technical support to kick in before oil retests (January's) record lows.

  3. Ella Wheeler Wilcox:

    A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results.

  4. Walt Disney:

    You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

  5. Kim Dong-yub:

    Until these trade routes are shut off, the structure there makes it too difficult for sanctions to effectively kick in.

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Translations for kick in

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • potkaista, sisäänFinnish
  • доля, неожиданно, включаться, вышибать, подключаться, вноситьRussian

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