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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.
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kick in

phrasal verb with kick uk   us   /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.
(Definition of kick in from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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