kick-start

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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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Earlier, Serbia's Djokovic kick started his campaign with a comfortable 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva in an opening-round clash.
A TEESSIDE footie team has kick started its new season with some brand new kits thanks to a donation from homebuilder Taylor Wimpey.
"I think obviously the Irish got my career kick started," reflected Lowry.
Summary: Muscat: Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club kick started the New Year in style with ...
Muscat: Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club kick started the New Year in style with a fun Scramble tournament dedicated to members and their guests.
[USA], Jan 22 (ANI): The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards this year kick started with splashes of colours all around the red carpet, unlike the all-black Golden Globes last month.
[USA], Jan 22 ( ANI ): The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards this year kick started with splashes of colours all around the red carpet, unlike the all-black Golden Globes last month.
Sadly the area has been 'kick started' how many times previously is it now?
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 22 (ANI): Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan have kick started their preparations for the second schedule of their highly anticipated film 'Kedarnath', that will mark the Bollywood debut of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's daughter.
New Delhi [India], Nov 22 ( ANI ): Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan have kick started their preparations for the second schedule of their highly anticipated film 'Kedarnath', that will mark the Bollywood debut of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's daughter.
Summary: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Sunday kick started his campaign for ruling Congress party in Unnao constituency of Uttar Pradesh.
Summary: The Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week or WIFW, one of the most anticipated events in the fashion industry, kick started in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Summary: The second India-Bhutan friendship car rally kick started in West Bengal on Thursday.
Summary: A ten-day cultural carnival popularly known as Taj Mahotsav kick started on Wednesday at Agra.
Summary: A five-day long winter carnival recently kick started with a colourful parade representing the culture of Himachal Pradesh in valley town of Manali.