from The American Heritage® 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.
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- v. start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter
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Imagine: a fragrance that can potentially kick-start a kaleidoscope of smooth, comfortable, turbulence-free, and even sensual memories—all reflecting the Singapore Airlines brand.
Sven-Goran Eriksson is all set to kick-start his Foxes revolution by signing Jason Roberts from Blackburn reserves.
All it took for Sevilla to kick-start their season was to ditch the mother-in-law, reports Sid Lowe.
This would have the dual effects of powerful educational inspiration and helping kick-start some innovative and potentially extremely useful parts of the space industry.
On Purpose is a leadership programme that helps high-calibre professionals kick-start a career in social enterprise; it combines paid work experience with intensive training and support.
The real issue is a chronic lack of confidence by financial actors in one another and their governments' ability to kick-start economic growth.
Because they would be getting better jobs, they'd be paying more taxes, starting businesses and creating jobs, all of which would infuse a much-needed kick-start to the economy and help drive down the national debt, Duncan said.
When I helped to start the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1973, we were doing something new: giving seed money to help women kick-start organizations to help other women.
It should also appoint a powerful group of ministers led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to fast-track 25-30 core projects, to kick-start an investment cycle.
He confesses that he did not realize there was "no such thing as a shovel-ready project" when he asked the country to borrow $787 billion -- mostly from the Chinese -- in a vain attempt to kick-start a sluggish economy.