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English definition of “kick in”

kick in

phrasal verb with kick     /kɪk/ verb [T]
informal to begin to have an effect: When you need the money, pay one of the cheques into your account and interest charges kick in.
US to give something, especially money or help, together with others: We should be able to get him a nice retirement present if we all kick in.
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