Meaning of “kick in” in the English Dictionary

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"kick in" in American English

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kick in

phrasal verb with kick us /kɪk/ verb [ I/T ]

(HAVE AN EFFECT)

to start to have an effect or to start operating:

The county will be able to spend more when a new tax kicks in next year.

(Definition of “kick in” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"kick in" in Business English

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kick in

phrasal verb with kick uk /kɪk/ us 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.

(Definition of “kick in” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)