kick-start


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kick-start

(kĭk′stärt′)
tr.v. kick-start·ed, kick-start·ing, kick-starts
1. To start by using a kick starter: He kick-started the motorcycle and took off.
2. Informal To start or reinvigorate (an activity, system, or process): kick-start the economy with a large construction project.

kick-start

(ˈkɪkˌstɑːt)
vb (tr)
1. to start (a motorcycle engine) by means of a pedal that is kicked downwards
2. informal to make (something) active, functional, or productive again
n
an action or event resulting in the reactivation of something
ˈkick-ˌstarter n

kick′-start`

or kick′start`,



v.t.
1. to start by means of a device (kick′ start`er) that operates by a downward kick on a pedal: to kick-start a motorcycle.
[1910–15]

kick-start


Past participle: kick-started
Gerund: kick-starting

Imperative
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Present
I kick-start
you kick-start
he/she/it kick-starts
we kick-start
you kick-start
they kick-start
Preterite
I kick-started
you kick-started
he/she/it kick-started
we kick-started
you kick-started
they kick-started
Present Continuous
I am kick-starting
you are kick-starting
he/she/it is kick-starting
we are kick-starting
you are kick-starting
they are kick-starting
Present Perfect
I have kick-started
you have kick-started
he/she/it has kick-started
we have kick-started
you have kick-started
they have kick-started
Past Continuous
I was kick-starting
you were kick-starting
he/she/it was kick-starting
we were kick-starting
you were kick-starting
they were kick-starting
Past Perfect
I had kick-started
you had kick-started
he/she/it had kick-started
we had kick-started
you had kick-started
they had kick-started
Future
I will kick-start
you will kick-start
he/she/it will kick-start
we will kick-start
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they will kick-start
Future Perfect
I will have kick-started
you will have kick-started
he/she/it will have kick-started
we will have kick-started
you will have kick-started
they will have kick-started
Future Continuous
I will be kick-starting
you will be kick-starting
he/she/it will be kick-starting
we will be kick-starting
you will be kick-starting
they will be kick-starting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kick-starting
you have been kick-starting
he/she/it has been kick-starting
we have been kick-starting
you have been kick-starting
they have been kick-starting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kick-starting
you will have been kick-starting
he/she/it will have been kick-starting
we will have been kick-starting
you will have been kick-starting
they will have been kick-starting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kick-starting
you had been kick-starting
he/she/it had been kick-starting
we had been kick-starting
you had been kick-starting
they had been kick-starting
Conditional
I would kick-start
you would kick-start
he/she/it would kick-start
we would kick-start
you would kick-start
they would kick-start
Past Conditional
I would have kick-started
you would have kick-started
he/she/it would have kick-started
we would have kick-started
you would have kick-started
they would have kick-started
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.kick-start - start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter
start up, start - get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"

kick-start

verb stimulate, encourage, prompt, spur, provoke, arouse, rouse, quicken, incite, gee up, get something going He has chosen to kick-start the economy by slashing interest rates.
Translations

kick-start

[ˈkɪkˈstɑːt]
A. N (also kick-starter) → pedal m de arranque
B. VT [+ engine] → arrancar con el pedal; [+ economy, market] → activar

kick-start

[ˈkɪkˌstɑːt] (Brit)
1. n (also kick-starter) → pedale m d'avviamento
2. vtmettere in moto (col pedale) (fig) to kick-start the economydare una spinta all'economia
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