- to start (a motor, motorcycle, etc.) by means of a lever attached to a pedal that one pushes sharply downward with the foot
- Informal to start, energize, revive, etc.
See kick-start in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb kick-start·ed
- To start by using a kick starter: He kick-started the motorcycle and took off.
- Informal To start or reinvigorate (an activity, system, or process): kick-start the economy with a large construction project.
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