- '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 footkick-start 2kick-start2 n1.) also 'kick-starterthe 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.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.