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kick-start

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Motor vehicles
kick-startˈkick-start1 verb [transitive]  1 START DOING somethingto do something to help a process or activity start or develop more quickly He urged further interest rate cuts in a bid to kick-start the economy.2 TTCto start a motorcycle using your foot
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kick-startInterest rates were lowered to kick-start the economy.
Related topics: Motor vehicles
kick-startkick-start2 noun  1 TTC[countable] (also kick-starter) the part of a motorcycle that you press with your foot to start it2 [singular] action taken to make a plan, project etc start or develop more quickly Motivation is the kick-start you need to succeed at work.
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kick-startCouncillors have backed a three-year development package which will give the museum a £50,000 kick-start.Quality service: The quality of service at Darlington town hall has been given a kick-start.
From Longman Business Dictionarykick-startˈkick-start verb [transitive] to do something to make a process or activity develop more quicklyAugust’s cut in interest rates helped kick-start the housing market.kick-start noun [singular]a new initiative which will provide a kick-start for the manufacturing sectorSouth Korea and Taiwan both got a kick-start to economic growth from their access to the US market.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
kick-start
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theykick-start
he, she, itkick-starts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theykick-started
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave kick-started
he, she, ithas kick-started
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad kick-started
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill kick-start
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have kick-started
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam kick-starting
he, she, itis kick-starting
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you, we, theyare kick-starting
Past
I, he, she, itwas kick-starting
you, we, theywere kick-starting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been kick-starting
he, she, ithas been kick-starting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been kick-starting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be kick-starting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been kick-starting
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