kick in

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Verb[edit]

kick in

  1. (transitive) To kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.
    Go kick in the door!
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To start or connect suddenly.
    You have to push the switch hard to get the heater to kick in.
  3. (transitive and intransitive, idiomatic) To contribute, especially to a collection of money.
    For the year-end party, we're asking each employee to kick in twenty dollars.
    This is a worthy charity, so everyone should kick in.

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