Definition of kick in in English:

kick in

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phrasal verb

  • 1Come into effect or operation.

    ‘the hospital's emergency generators kicked in’
    • ‘I think the medication is finally kicking in and that was what I was waiting for.’
    • ‘She put her terror to one side as her professional training kicked in and she provided emergency care.’
    • ‘He is soon feeling sick and unhappy as the effects of his high fat diet kick in.’
    • ‘But then you get out there and the adrenaline kicks in and you're away again.’
    • ‘There is a British resilience and pragmatism that kicks in when something like this happens.’
    • ‘The Government will only take on claims after the new enterprise liability scheme kicks in.’
    • ‘The top band of council tax kicks in when a house is valued at more than £212,000.’
    • ‘That's when my imagination kicks in and I begin to visualise shapes, structures and colours.’
    • ‘When the New Year's resolution to lose weight kicks in, gyms and diet clubs often have a sharp rise in membership.’
    • ‘If you drive into central London there is a big C painted on the road at the point where the congestion charge kicks in.’
  • 2kick something in, kick in somethingNorth American informal Contribute something, especially money.

    • ‘if you subscribe now we'll kick in a bonus’
    • ‘But if you're willing to kick some money in, his investment choices will widen.’
    • ‘It wasn't a cheap flight, but luckily Sara's parents had kicked in a ton of money.’
    • ‘As private donors kicked in more money, every aspect of the blueprint kept changing.’
    • ‘Both the Soviet Union and the United States were eager to kick in cash and advice.’
    • ‘If you call them soon enough, surety firms might be able to kick in some money to ease cash shortages as well as to share good ideas and offer lots of expertise.’