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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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Today, which political party will grasp the nettle of land taxes to kick-start the economy?
West Midland regional chairman John Rider said: "Since there is little money in the Treasury's coffers many people are assuming that there's not much George Osborne can do in the Budget to kick-start economic activity and strengthen the recovery.
Hopefully this will kick-start the development of this site which has been empty for too long," he said.
Our expectations are that the important players in the international investment and development community will use MIPIM to kick-start their activities.
It recommends a raft of measures to kick-start development of low-emissions technologies, such as accelerated tax depreciation and an expanded R&D tax concession.
Corus subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise is backing the venture through its kick-start grant programme.
I've come here to kick-start myself and kick-start Oxford,' he said.
SK Telecom was the first in the world to commercialize CDMA technology from Qualcomm and is now using its expertise to kick-start the next generation of telecommunications.
A battling Aaron Hughes believes Arsenal are the perfect opponents for Newcastle United to kick-start their season tonight, (writes Alan Oliver).
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The nonprofit Trees New York; International Paper; HSBC; Starbucks; Niagara-Mohawk, a National Grid Company; and specialty retailer Eddie Bauer donated more than 500 trees to kick-start the replanting.
It would have been nice to kick-start the development in the way we wanted to, but it does not mean (the biotechnology cluster for the northwest) is not going to work," Eccles, technology transfer officer at Lakehead University says.
Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) on Wednesday approved several regional projects to help kick-start the territory's new economy.
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MICHAEL FRASER believes first-footing Highland rivals Inverness is the perfect chance for Ross County to kick-start a revival.