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kick-start

verb [T] uk   /ˈkɪk.stɑːt/ us    /-stɑːrt/

kick-start verb [T] (MOTORCYCLE)

to make the engine of a motorcycle start by forcefully pushing down a metal bar with your foot

kick-start verb [T] (HELP)

to make something start to happen: Taxes were drastically cut in an attempt to kick-start the economy.

kick-start

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɪk.stɑːt/ us    /-stɑːrt/
a metal bar that you push down forcefully with your foot to make the engine of a motorcycle start
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