verb (used with object)
to start by means of a :
to kick-start a motorcycle.
a starter, as of a motorcycle, that operates by a downward kick on a pedal.
to start (a motorcycle engine) by means of a pedal that is kicked downwards
(informal) to make (something) active, functional, or productive again
an action or event resulting in the reactivation of something
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]
noun 1. a starter, as of a motorcycle, that operates by a downward kick on a pedal.
- Kick stick
noun phrase A marijuana cigarette (1960s+ Narcotics)
modifier Angry and frustrated: puts the IRS in a surly, kick-the-cat mood [1990s+; fr the image of one who kicks the cat when the real target of anger is unknown or unreachable]
- Kick the habit
see: kick a habit