kick over
verb Date: 1951 intransitive verb to begin to fire — used of an internal combustion engine transitive verb turn over 1b

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  • kick over — intransitive verb : to begin to fire used of an internal combustion engine after a moment of cranking the motor kicked over transitive verb : to cause (an internal combustion engine) to turn over and usually begin to fire could not kick the motor …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick over — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms kick over : present tense I/you/we/they kick over he/she/it kicks over present participle kicking over past tense kicked over past participle kicked over kick over the traces to behave badly, or to do things …   English dictionary

  • kick over — {v.} 1. Of a motor: To begin to work. * /He had not used his car for two months and when he tried to start it, the motor would not kick over./ 2. {slang} To pay; contribute. * /The gang forced all the storekeepers on the block to kick over $5 a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick over — {v.} 1. Of a motor: To begin to work. * /He had not used his car for two months and when he tried to start it, the motor would not kick over./ 2. {slang} To pay; contribute. * /The gang forced all the storekeepers on the block to kick over $5 a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick\ over — v 1. Of a motor: to begin to work. He had not used his car for two months and when he tried to start it, the motor would not kick over. 2. slang To pay; contribute. The gang forced all the storekeepers on the block to kick over $5 a week. 3.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • kick over — 1) a motor begins to work At first the engine wouldn t start because it was too cold but finally it kicked over. 2) pay, contribute I was forced to kick over a lot of money for the motor for my car …   Idioms and examples

  • kick over the traces — also[jump the traces] {v. phr.} To break the rules; behave badly. * /When their teacher was absent and they had a substitute, the children kicked over the traces./ Compare: ACT UP, CUT UP, LET LOOSE, OUT OF HAND, RAISE CAIN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick over the traces — also[jump the traces] {v. phr.} To break the rules; behave badly. * /When their teacher was absent and they had a substitute, the children kicked over the traces./ Compare: ACT UP, CUT UP, LET LOOSE, OUT OF HAND, RAISE CAIN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick over the traces — Kicking over the traces is wild rebellious behaviour or being out of control. It comes from when a horse in harness got a rear leg over the traces, which attach it to the vehicle, it started pulling and became uncontrollable …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • kick\ over\ the\ traces — • kick over the traces • jump the traces v. phr. To break the rules; behave badly. When their teacher was absent and they had a substitute, the children kicked over the traces. Compare: act up, cut up, let loose, out of hand, raise Cain …   Словарь американских идиом

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