kick-start


kick-start
UK / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "kick-start":
present tense I/you/we/they kick-start he/she/it kick-starts present participle kick-starting past tense kick-started past participle kick-started
1) to start a motorcycle by pressing your foot down on a pedal
2) to make something improve or become more active after it has stopped or slowed down

The government hopes to kick-start the economy by dropping interest rates.


Derived word:
kick-start
UK / US noun countable
Word forms "kick-start":
singular kick-start plural kick-starts

English dictionary. 2014.