Kick-in meaning

To kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.

Go kick in the door!

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(intransitive, idiomatic) To start or connect suddenly.

You have to push the switch hard to get the heater to kick in.

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(intransitive, idiomatic) To contribute, especially to a collection of money.

For the year-end party, we're asking each employee to kick in twenty dollars.

This is a worthy charity, so everyone should kick in.

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