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English definition of “kick-start”

kick-start

verb [T]    
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 noun [C, usually singular]
(Definition of kick-start verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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