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- (transitive) To kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.
- Go kick in the door!
- (intransitive, idiomatic) To start, connect, or take effect, especially in a sudden way.
- You have to push the switch hard to get the heater to kick in.
- I took my medication an hour ago, and it hasn't kicked in yet.
- (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.
To kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards
To start or connect suddenly
To contribute, especially to a collection of money
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