kick-start - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
I/you/we/theykick-start
he/she/itkick-starts
present participlekick-starting
past tensekick-started
past participlekick-started
  1. 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

 

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noun [countable]
singularkick-start
pluralkick-starts