- v. Simple past tense and past participle of kick-start.
“Popular movements in France, Sweden and elsewhere have kick-started over similar measures.”
“Friday's skid erases a week of strength for financials, kick-started last week by Warren Buffett 's $5 billion investment in Bank of America.”
“It's been a long road: Two years ago, the Anixter Family Foundation kick-started our campaign with a $50,000 gift to replace the school's outdated science curriculum.”
“He joined the student demonstration that kick-started the Velvet Revolution nine months after Reagan left office in 1989.”
“Athens kick-started the euro crisis last year when it revealed that a combination of fraudulent accounting and widespread tolerance of tax evasion had saddled the country with a far bigger deficit than anyone had imagined.”
“The change of the put-up-or-shut-up deadline to a mandatory four-week period from announcement—from a current system where it is only kick-started on request by the target company—is unpopular among private equity firms on the grounds that completing due diligence and securing financing takes far longer than a month.”
“The rollout of this product in 1993 by U.S. issuer MBNA kick-started competition and led to a greater variety of cards being offered to consumers in the United Kingdom.”
“Last summer, Luna Park kick-started the renewal, which is part of Bloomberg's vision of turning the seafront into an amusement and entertainment mecca with restaurants, movie theaters, retail stores and hotels.”
“In his first three months, the CEO of Lloyds Banking Group already has settled a £3.2 billion $5.14 billion claim that it improperly sold insurance, kick-started the sale of 600 branches, repaid billions of pounds of central-bank funding and written down Irish property exposures.”
“Emanuel barred Obama, Kantor says, from sitting in on the early morning staff meetings that kick-started the day.”
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