kick in Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “kick in” in the English Dictionary

"kick in" in American English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of kick in?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“kick in” in Business English

    A bunch of stuff about plurals
    A bunch of stuff about plurals
    by ,
    May 24, 2016
    by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

    Read More 

    Word of the Day

    shade

    to prevent direct light from shining on something

    Word of the Day

    convo noun
    convo noun
    May 23, 2016
    informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

    Read More