kick start

kick start

  1. A metal bar on a motorcycle used to start its engine.
  2. An act of starting a motorcycle by quickly depressing the kick start with one's foot.
    The motorcycle requires a kick start.
  3. (figuratively) A fast or strong start; help with starting or beginning well.
    As a kick start for the group, let's write up some ideas.
  4. An impetus that starts or restarts some process.
  • French: démarreur au pied, pédale de mise en marche
  • German: Kickstarter
  • Italian: impianto di avviamento
  • Spanish: pedal de arranque
  • French: démarrage au kick
  • French: début en beauté, démarrage du bon pied
Translations Verb

kick start (kick starts, present participle kick starting; past and past participle kick started)

  1. (transitive) To start a motorcycle.
    He kick started the motorcycle and took off.
  2. (transitive, figurative) To start or begin strongly or quickly.
    To kick start your learning, let's summarize the basics.
    Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast.
  3. (transitive, figurative) To make (something) active, functional, or productive again; to reinvigorate (an activity, system, or process).
    Synonyms: reinvigorate, revitalize, jump-start
    To kick start the economy with a large construction project.
  • French: démarrer au kick
  • French: démarrer en beauté (la journée), démarrer du bon pied (la journée), bien commencer (la journée), commencer en beauté, lancer, stimuler la conduite de (études), déclencher, entamer

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