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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To start by using a kick starter: He kick-started the motorcycle and took off.
  • transitive v. Informal To start or reinvigorate (an activity, system, or process): kick-start the economy with a large construction project.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of kick start.
  • v. Alternative spelling of kick start.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter

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