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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
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
I had kick-started
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be kick-starting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kick-starting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kick-starting
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we will have been kick-starting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kick-starting
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he/she/it had been kick-starting
we had been kick-starting
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Conditional
I would kick-start
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Past Conditional
I would have kick-started
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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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