kick start

Definitions

  • 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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Usage

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
As Marquis' foe went to the ground, a second German sprang forward and, aiming a kick at the dog, also stooped and started to raise the colors.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
You squeal or you kick, and he'll start the whole slide and bury you.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
Then, with a few strong kicks to overcome their inertia, they started down the face of the reef.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Then Gizzard, bellowing with rage, started in to kick the net to pieces.
"Sube Cane" by Edward Bellamy Partridge
It gave a feeble kick or two, but started off at a fairly respectable pace.
"The White Hand and the Black" by Bertram Mitford
Presently a rough kick from a man's boot made him start.
"Little Miss Joy" by Emma Marshall
That instant the new horse kicked, and started to run once more.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
The wonder was that I did not kick out, like a frightened colt, or start to flail about me with my flashlight.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
George's kicking from the start outdistanced the best varsity punts.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
Besides I want to start off with the boys from the first kick against Blue Hill.
"Dick Hamilton's Football Team" by Howard R. Garis
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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.
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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
In this paper we discuss the evolution of PWNe inside SNRs, for pulsars with a constant kick velocity: initially the PWN starts its expansion at the center of the SNR, however the pulsar motion will move the pulsar wind cavity along as it moves through the SNR interior.
An evolutionary model for pulsar-driven supernova remnants
So software science clearly needs a kick-start. Hence the time has come for some incredibly dangerous software ideas.
Ten Incredibly Dangerous Software Ideas
For each realization the lattice is developed to t = 50, starting by adding an external kick to the middle particle.
Methods of exploring energy diffusion in lattices with finite temperature
As φ increases from 0, ∆ decreases from ∆|0+ due to the influence of the second factor, until the exponential kicks in and causes ∆ to turn around and start increasing.
Steady-State Cracks in Viscoelastic Lattice Models II
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