Kick-start



[kik-stahrt] /ˈkɪkˌstɑrt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to start by means of a :
to kick-start a motorcycle.
noun
1.
a starter, as of a motorcycle, that operates by a downward kick on a pedal.
/ˈkɪkˌstɑːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to start (a motorcycle engine) by means of a pedal that is kicked downwards
2.
(informal) to make (something) active, functional, or productive again
noun
3.
an action or event resulting in the reactivation of something

noun

To inaugurate; launch, esp vigorously: Clinton’s speech was a kick-start for his health plan

[1990s+; fr the starting of a motorcyle by a kick downward on the start pedal]

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