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kick-startverb [T]

uk   us  
to make something start to happen, happen more quickly, or improve: Taxes were drastically cut in an attempt to kick-start the economy. A substantial pay rise for every nurse would kick-start recruitment and encourage others to stay.
kick-start
Our business got a welcome kick-start from the tax rebate program.
(Definition of kick-start from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kick-start”
in Chinese (Simplified) 摩托车, 用脚踏启动(摩托车)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 摩托車, 用腳踏啟動(摩托車)…
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