kick in
verb Date: 1906 transitive verb contribute intransitive verb 1. slang die 2. to make a contribution 3. to begin operating or having an effect ; get started <
waiting for the heater to kick in

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  • Kick-in — In the sport of Australian rules football, a kick in (sometimes known as a kick out) occurs when an opposition team scores a behind, with a defender kicking the ball out from the defensive goalsquare. The team kicking in may elect any one of its… …   Wikipedia

  • kick in — ► kick in become activated; come into effect. Main Entry: ↑kick …   English terms dictionary

  • kick in — [v] contribute ante up, chip in, commit, dish out*, dole out*, donate, fork over*, furnish, give, hand out, hand over, pitch in*, pony up*, provide; concepts 108,140 …   New thesaurus

  • kick in — phrasal verb Word forms kick in : present tense I/you/we/they kick in he/she/it kicks in present participle kicking in past tense kicked in past participle kicked in 1) [intransitive] informal to start to have an effect The medicine took some… …   English dictionary

  • kick in — UK US kick in Phrasal Verb with kick({{}}/kɪk/ verb [T] ► INFORMAL to begin to have an effect: »When you need the money, pay one of the cheques into your account and interest charges kick in. ► US to give something, especially money or help,… …   Financial and business terms

  • kick in — verb a) To kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards. Go kick in the door! b) To start or connect suddenly. You have to push the switch hard to get the heater to kick in …   Wiktionary

  • kick in — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something kicks in, it begins to take effect. [V P] An energy saving mode automatically kicks in after a designated time to dim the screen and reduce power consumption... [V P] When you re confronted with the problem, emotions… …   English dictionary

  • kick in — verb 1. enter a particular state Laziness set in After a few moments, the effects of the drug kicked in • Syn: ↑set in • Hypernyms: ↑begin, ↑start • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick-in — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from kick in, v. : a free kick in soccer used to put the ball in play after it has gone out of bounds over a sideline …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick in — phr verb Kick in is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑instinct, ↑paranoia Kick in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑door …   Collocations dictionary

  • kick in — 1. to provide money. The mayor persuaded local firms to kick in the money to start the scholarship fund. 2. to start operating or happening. We still don t know why the emergency generator failed to kick in when the power failed …   New idioms dictionary

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