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English definition of “kick-start”

kick-start

verb [T] (MOTORCYCLE)    /ˈkɪk.stɑːt/ US  /-stɑːrt/
to make the engine of a motorcycle start by forcefully pushing down a metal bar with your foot Motorbikes
(Definition of kick-start verb (MOTORCYCLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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