kick-start vs jump-start :

kick start or jump start

You revive a dead battery by jolting it to life with a jumper cable: anextraordinary measure used in an emergency. So if you hope to stimulatea foundering economy, you want to jump-start it. Kick-starting is justthe normal way of getting a motorcycle going.

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  • n  a starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body
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  • City Council approves federal funds to start transportation planning organization
    Lake Havasu City leaders OK’d an agreement Tuesday night that helps kick start a new transportation planning organization.
    June 12, 2013 - Today's News-Herald
  • Passengers Stuck on Broken Plane for Hours Sing 'I Believe I Can Fly'
    After spending hours on a hot Las Vegas tarmac with no A/C, food, or water (which may not be entirely legal ), passengers aboard a Phoenix-bound Allegiant Air flight decided to kick start the plane by breaking out in a spirited rendition of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly." Or maybe, as the video's description suggests , the passengers were simply "delirious from heat" and "banded together in ...
    June 11, 2013 - Jalopnik
  • Kickball tournament fundraiser planned
    The first Kick Start Your Heart Kickball Tournament will be held Aug. 3 at Mead Field to raise funds for the Riverview Health Care Foundation to purchase pediatric defibrillators and other needed cardiac equipment for the community.
    June 10, 2013 - Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune