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Meaning of “kick in” in the English Dictionary

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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 ​startoperating: 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 ​interestchargeskick in.
US to give something, especially ​money or ​help, together with others: We should be able to get him a nice ​retirementpresent if we all ​kick in.
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