from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To start by using a kick starter.
  • transitive verb Informal To start or reinvigorate (an activity, system, or process).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of kick start.
  • verb Alternative spelling of kick start.

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

  • verb start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.