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  1. kick-start

    • IPA[ˈkɪkstɑːt]

    英式

    • v.
      start (a motorcycle engine) with a downward thrust of a pedal;provide an impetus to start or resume (a process)
    • n.
      a device to start an engine by the downward thrust of a pedal, as in older motorcycles.;an act of kick-starting an engine.
    • verb: kick-start, 3rd person present: kick-starts, gerund or present participle: kick-starting, past tense: kick-started, past participle: kick-started

    • noun: kick-start, plural noun: kick-starts

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. start (a motorcycle engine) with a downward thrust of a pedal he kick-started the motor and zoomed up the hill
    • provide an impetus to start or resume (a process) they need to kick-start the economy

    名詞

    • 1. a device to start an engine by the downward thrust of a pedal, as in older motorcycles.
    • an act of kick-starting an engine.
    • an impetus given to start or resume a process new investment will provide the kick-start needed to escape from recession
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    • IPA[ˈkikˌstärt]

    美式

    • v.
      start (an engine on a motorcycle) with a downward thrust of a pedal: he kick-started the motor and zoomed up the hill
    • n.
      a device to start an engine by the downward thrust of a pedal, as in older motorcycles.

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