kick start


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kick start a starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body
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In literature:

He started forward half involuntarily when the Portuguese half-caste kicked her.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
At the very start Merriwell made a kick about this, and Morse was forced to show the ball in his hand.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
The mule kicked and shivered violently, and its eyes were almost starting from its head.
"Adam Johnstone's Son" by F. Marion Crawford
He had kicked off his shoes before starting, and now ran with stockinged feet.
"Cab and Caboose" by Kirk Munroe
Just as Coaly started through the doorway, a boy gave him a vicious kick, which set him to howling.
"Shawn of Skarrow" by James Tandy Ellis
Scarcely five minutes had passed, when the negro was seen to make a start as if some one had given him a kick in the shin.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
But I wonder what made the mule start kicking so suddenly.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
You're between the devil and the deep sea, but if you don't start kicking you'll get no hurt from me.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
My paranoia starts to kick in as I realise how easy it would be for him to kill me, just as long as he took me unaware.
"Less than Human" by Zoë Blade
The only one who really didn't like that sort of talk, and always kicked when the boys started in on it, was the Sage-Brush Hen.
"Santa Fé's Partner" by Thomas A. Janvier

In news:

Kick Start to Holiday Shopping Video.
Badgers hope to kick-start offense vs UTEP.
Saudi Arabia Helps Morocco Kick-Start Solar Program.
Kick start your on-the-run routine with a road-ready workout.
Seven days to kick-start a healthier you.
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Call Reunion a ' Kick-Start to a Beautiful Situation'.
The first wave of $109 billion in cuts is set to kick in starting Jan 2, 2013.
Backup quarterback Charley Loeb has his duties with the Syracuse Orange and among them is to hold for kicks, But some day he'd like to start at QB for SU.
Revenge's Madeleine Stowe shows us how to kick start your life after 50.
This new implantable defibrillator kick-starts the heart when it stops pumping after sudden cardiac arrest.
Chef Brandon Miller's new-and-going-fast "fuerte" burger ($11.50) is a juicy triumph, a saliva symphony that starts with a kick-in of pig butt.
Hot 'n Healthy: Kick start your metabolism .
Awards season got a kick-start Monday night in New York with the Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Mike Adams was standing on the sideline, minding his own business when his NFL career got a kick-start.
It's almost like he's trying to be too perfect instead of just slinging it as he did, say, on the sideline pass to Mario Manningham to kick-start the Super Bowl XLVI-winning drive.

In science:

Starting tra jectories with arbitrary θ at the boundary should lead to large kicks in θ as well as τ , but ultimately a settling into a τ -trough well before the observable N range is approached.
Roulette Inflation with K\"ahler Moduli and their Axions
This estimate keeps increasing as L decreases and the behavior of Theorem 3 starts kicking in.
Effect of scale on long-range random graphs and chromosomal inversions
Meanwhile research is a process of collecting; analyzing and interpreting information to answer questions, the research process is similar to undertaking a journey. A knowledge base of research methodology plays a crucial role to kick start a smooth study.
Grid Information Security Functional Requirement - Fulfilling Information Security of a Smart Grid System
By quickly switching back the endcap voltages to their proper values, the ion moves back to its original position within 2 ms and starts colliding with the atoms, kicking them out of the trap.
An apparatus for immersing trapped ions into an ultracold gas of neutral atoms
In fact, the AD baryogenesis needs the (B − L)-violating operators, which kick φ to start the rotation and to generate the baryon number.
The fate of the B ball