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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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The Coventry Partnership's health and wellbeing theme group kick-started the idea and the city council has allocated pounds 90,000 over two years to set it up.
LONDON BRONCOS kick-started their Super League season by becoming only one of three teams to collect maximum points over Easter.
Summary: Ukhrul (Manipur) [India], Dec 16 (ANI): A fifteen-day winter football coaching camp kick-started at the Patkai Academy in Ukhrul District of Manipur on Saturday.
Summary: Fernando Torres scored his first goal in ten games as Liverpool kick-started their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win over West Brom.
2 (ANI): Finally, Karan Johar has kick-started the shooting of 'Bombay Talkies 2'.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 13 (ANI): Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor, who is awaiting the release of her film 'Haseena Parkar', has kick-started the shoot of her next 'Saaho,' along with Prabhas in Hyderabad.
Summary: Boeing kick-started an expected aircraft orders frenzy at the Farnborough Airshow by announcing a multi-billion pound deal with Emirates.
Summary: India's first national snow rugby championship kick-started in Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.