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kick-start

1. noun Literally, a metal bar on a motorcycle that one kicks down with one's foot in order to start the engine. Also called a "kick-starter." Jake hit the kick-start and peeled out of town on his motorcycle.
2. noun An action or event that serves to start, reinvigorate, or reactivate some activity, system, or process. Our productivity is beginning to slump. We need to come up with some kind of a kick-start for our employees.
3. verb Literally, to start a motorcycle by kicking down on a metal bar that activates the engine. Please don't kick-start your bike until I'm firmly on the seat behind you!
4. verb By extension, to start, reinvigorate, or reactivate some activity, system, or process. Politicians are hoping that the new stimulus package will help kick-start the economy.
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John Robertson, coach at Kick Start, said: "Many thanks to the Northumbria Police Charities Fund for this very kind donation.
John Robertson, coach at Kick Start, added: "Many thanks to the Northumbria Police for this very kind donation.
For the first month of term, every school conversation started with: "I wonder if there will be any cool crashes on Kick Start today?
The people at Kick Start were so helpful and came to a decision very quickly, " he said.
The Coalition's "Sustain to Save" program furthers the value of the Kick Start Clinic by working directly with companies to help them maintain and grow the value of these programs over the long-term by illustrating how best to create employee interest, understanding and - most importantly - use around all types of Green meeting initiatives.
The company is investing the six-figure sum in budding entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 25 years old over the following decade as part of the Baldwins Kick Start programme.
To claim Saturday's Kick Start Slimming World booklet and/or the Irish Sunday Mirror's You Can Do It booklet, complete the order form (left) and send your application with a cheque (payable to 'MGN Ltd') for EUR1.
Bus company Stagecoach says almost 300,000 passengers travelled on their Just Go buses connecting Graig y Rhacca and Senghenydd to Caerphilly and Cardiff since the launch of the Kick Start initiative.
And Eddie Baptiste is determined not to be held back in his bid to achieve success with his new business, Kick Start.
His backing provides a financial kick start to Roski's dream of revitalizing the aging Coliseum and the surrounding South Central neighborhood.
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To claim Saturday's Kick Start Slimming World booklet and/or the Sunday Mirror's You Can Do It booklet, complete the order form (left) and send your application with a cheque (payable to 'MGN Ltd') for 99p to: Kick Start and/or You Can Do It Mirror Slimming World booklet offer.
A DIRECT mail firm has delivered the final Kick start winner in the ECHO's five-year drive to create 2,008 new jobs by 2008.
The Kick Start scheme has been helping people into work since 2003, and in that time has paid out pounds 240,000 in small grants.
Kick Start, run by youth service Connexions Tees Valley, will support young people into education, employment or training.