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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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Volcanoes and lightning may have provided the vital spark that kick-started life on Earth, according to new results from a "forgotten" 1950s experiment.
In the veteran's men's doubles, V V Mohan and Mark Almeida kick-started their bid on a high note, beating Rey Timola and James Conneily 6-2, 6-2.
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.
Summary: New Delhi (India), March 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed Sam Pitroda, a confidant of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, for questioning the death toll in the Balakot airstrike in Pakistan, saying that Pitroda has "kick-started the Pakistan National Day celebrations on behalf of the Congress".
Main panel at The 8th edition of the Arab Media Forum for Youth which kick-started at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo CAIRO, March 9 (KUNA) -- The 8th edition of the Arab Media Forum for Youth kick-started at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Saturday.
Following the attacks, the local police kick-started search operation in the area.
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.
The establishment of an Ontario Provincial Police training facility on campus has kick-started a whole series of major physical changes that will unfold in the next many months prior to classes resuming in September.
LONDON BRONCOS kick-started their Super League season by becoming only one of three teams to collect maximum points over Easter.
Now, the actor has kick-started 2019 by sharing her hopes for the New Year.
Summary: Panvel (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 27 (ANI): Superstar Salman Khan on Thursday kick-started his birthday celebrations at his farmhouse in Panvel with the who's who of Bollywood in attendance.
Summary: Boeing kick-started an expected aircraft orders frenzy at the Farnborough Airshow by announcing a multi-billion pound deal with Emirates.
Summary: Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Dec 8 (ANI): The three-day Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018, kick-started on Friday in Chandigarh.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 16 (ANI): Indian boxer Manisha Moun kick-started her campaign at the ongoing International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's World Boxing Championship with a victory after defeating Christian Cruz of America in their opening encounter here at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex on Friday.
Summary: Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh) [India], Oct 26 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday kick-started his election campaign from Motipur Village in his constituency, Rajnandgaon.