'kick-start1 v [T]
1.) to 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.) to start a ↑motorcycle using your foot
kick-start 2
kick-start2 n
1.) also 'kick-starter
the part of a ↑motorcycle that you press with your foot to start it
2.) [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.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.