kick-start kick-start

Definition(s):

  • (v) start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Indeed, Chavez's spending spree has given Brazil's long-dormant arms industry a bit of a political kick-start.
  2. When he took charge of the Finance Ministry in April, Nicolas Sarkozy had one goal: to kick-start the stalled French economy.
  3. In the 1960s, the huge Baikalsk Pulp and Paper mill was set up beside the lake to help kick-start Siberia's impoverished economy.

News

  1. Lineup quandary looms for Rangers with Kinsler’s return

    It might be time to kick-start the Rangers’ lineup, even if it means stepping on toes.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  2. Cincinnati wins ruling on parking

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A court ruling yesterday cleared the way for Cincinnati to move forward with a controversial parking-privatization plan to help offset a budget shortfall and kick-start major redevelopment projects.It also allowed city leaders to avoid what likely would have been a nasty campaign to win voter approval. Ohio’s 1st District Court of Appeals found the city properly passed an ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

  3. Controversial Cincy parking plan moves forward

    By AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated PressA court ruling Wednesday cleared the way for Cincinnati to move forward with a controversial parking privatization plan to help offset a budget shortfall and kick-start major redevelopment projects, allowing city leaders to avoid what likely would have been a nasty campaign to win voter approval.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Dayton Daily News

Quotes

  1. South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and US President George W. Bush agreed during a telephone conversation that "they were now at a starting point to kick-start the process of resolving the North Korea nuclear issue," Roh's office said in a...
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It was just good golf," said Sorenstam, who won the season-opening SBS Open. "I just needed one good putt to kick-start the great finish and I was just very solid throughout the round."
    on Feb 29, 2008 By: Annika Sörenstam Source: ESPN

  3. "It is absolutely vital, if we are to move forward from this recession, that world trade is resumed to the benefit of all importing and exporting countries. And the 100 billion dollars proposal is the minimum we need to kick-start trade in the next...
    on Mar 26, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

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