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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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October 3, 2015 DABCI Kick Start (Salt Lake City, UT) Introduction to Chiropractic Family Practice Instructor: Darren Kirchner, DC ND DABCI
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 Kick Start Fund is a partnership between Corus subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and Venture Wales, and applies to business start-ups located in Blaenau Gwent.
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.
Sarah Dodds, Northumbria Police Charities Fund trustee for Northumberland, said: "I am pleased the Northumbria Police Charities Fund could assist Kick Start by purchasing sports equipment, which I know will be used by all the young children who regularly attend the weekly session.
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.
How to claim: To claim the Kick Start Slimming World booklet (from Daily Mirror, Saturday January 7), please complete this order form, and send your application along with a cheque (payable to 'MGN Ltd') for the total cost (booklets are 99p each) to: Kick Start Mirror Slimming World booklet offer, PO Box 1338, SUNDERLAND SR5 9LN.
Bryon WE WROTE: A pounds 3m development of new homes granted planning consent could kick start the regeneration of Grove Hill in Middlesbrough.
Richard Brown, financial director at Newcastle-based Dorin Construction, said: "pounds 500m to kick start housing schemes is a welcome headline but we await the detail to see whether it will be of benefit.
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.
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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On September 3, the first schedules of both the movies kick start with their respective shoots.