Kick in - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkɪk ɪn|
Brit.  |ˈkɪk ɪn|


- enter a particular state (syn: set in)
- contribute to some cause (syn: chip in, contribute, give)
- open violently
kick in the doors

Extra examples

The firemen had to kick the door in to get inside the burning building.

...if everyone in the department kicks in, we can give him an especially nice present for his retirement...

...the ornery cuss finally kicked in at the ripe old age of 90...

He gave me a kick in the leg.

I'd like to give him a good kick in the fanny!

He is the best kick in Rugby.

The storm is expected to kick in shortly after sunrise.

Bill never wants to kick in.

We were each asked to kick in 50 cents toward the cost.

This broken promise is a real kick in the teeth for our fans.

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