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kick in


      vb   adv  
1    intr   to start or become activated  
2    tr     (Chiefly Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   to contribute  
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1    boot, punt, put the boot in(to)     (slang)  
2      (figurative)   complain, gripe     (informal)   grumble, object, oppose, protest, rebel, resist, spurn  
3      (informal)   abandon, desist from, give up, leave off, quit, stop  
4    force, intensity, pep, power, punch, pungency, snap     (informal)   sparkle, strength, tang, verve, vitality, zest  
5    buzz     (slang)   enjoyment, excitement, fun, gratification, jollies     (slang)   pleasure, stimulation, thrill  

kick off  
      vb   begin, commence, get the show on the road, get under way, initiate, kick-start, open, start  
kick out     
discharge, dismiss, eject, evict, expel, get rid of, give (someone) their marching orders, give the boot     (slang)   give the bum's rush     (slang)   give the push, kiss off     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   oust, reject, remove, sack     (informal)   show one the door, throw out on one's ear     (informal)   toss out  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
die ; kick the bucket ; bite the dust ; push up the daisies
[US];[Fam.];[Fig.] Ex.: They intended to buy a lovely house in North California but unfortunately they bought the farm in a plane crash last summer.
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