- kick-starts, kick-starting, kick-started1) VERB To kick-start a process that has stopped working or progressing is to take a course of action that will quickly start it going again.
[V n] The President has chosen to kick-start the economy by slashing interest rates.N-COUNTKick-start is also a noun.
The housing market needs a kick-start.2) VERB If you kick-start a motorcycle, you press the lever that starts it with your foot.
[V n] He lifted the bike off its stand and kick-started it.
English dictionary. 2008.