Adjective "kickstart" definition and examples

(Kickstart may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Start (a motorcycle engine) with a downward thrust of a pedal.
  1. 'I grabbed my ski mountaineering gear, he kick-started his enduro bike, and riding double we motorcycled up the jeep trail to snowline on East Maroon Pass.'
  2. 'Leaving the commons behind, I kick-started my motorcycle, and rode toward the sliding door of the warehouse.'
  3. 'He told the jogger: ‘I'm off’ and tried to kick-start the motorcycle.'
  4. 'After receiving a grant from Wandsworth Council, the organisation began looking into other community needs and kick-started a number of youth projects for young people living on the estate and in the surrounding area.'
  5. 'The prize was conceived to kick-start private space initiatives and space tourism in particular.'
  6. 'And the New Swindon Company the organisation charged with kick-starting the renaissance of Swindon town centre has said a change of culture must start now.'
  7. 'The station's redevelopment has been earmarked as a major element in kick-starting the Airedale masterplan proposals.'
  8. 'I could see how Andy was on a downward spiral and I think the rejection from us helped kick-start his career.'
  9. 'The project organisers also recommend kick-starting the venture by demise chartering six longline vessels under government's current fishing policy.'
  10. 'It has just awarded his Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives $3m to kick-start the project which, he says, will uncover the essence of life.'
  11. 'Former hospital consultants created the prints to kick-start York Health Services NHS Trust's project to vastly improve services to patients and visitors.'
  12. 'Three Ryder Cup team-mates will contest the Madeira Island Open this week, all looking to kick-start their careers.'
  13. 'There is a major story subplot that I have not mentioned, which truly kick-starts the emotional journey for all of our characters.'


A device to start an engine by the downward thrust of a pedal, as in older motorcycles.
  1. 'I rotated the kick-start to see if the motor was seized. I got it down smoothly to the point where it would start to rotate the motor, and then nothing.'
  2. 'All that is needed now is for the action on the field to begin, and this evening it was given a kick-start.'
  3. 'A kick-start for a programme like this, which is enormous in size, was the only way to get it off the ground.'
  4. 'Upgrading of PCs should theoretically provide a kick-start for the PC producers, good solid but low margin business.'
  5. 'The party needs a kick-start of some description.'
  6. 'It was the police overreaction that gave the student struggle its kick-start and helped launch over a year of action.'
  7. 'It was a good tournament, a kick-start for the national team doing well in 1994.'
  8. 'Several others found his or her way into the busy shop in order to purchase their Frappacino manacles in order to give them a daily kick-start.'
  9. 'He didn't have all that much to do but I was pleased at the way he was coming off his line and hopefully that will provide a big kick-start for his confidence.'
  10. 'The Irish film industry is not doing good at the moment and it does need a kick-start.'
  11. 'Locally made and produced goods will also appear more attractive to foreign buyers and this could give a kick-start to some ailing British industries, like the motor manufacturers.'

More definitions

1. a starter, as of a motorcycle, that operates by a downward kick on a pedal.

More examples(as adjective)

"reforms can be kickstart."

"industries can be kickstart."

"talks can be kickstart."

"outputs can be kickstart."

"growths can be kickstart."

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(kick starter)