Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb kick_in

3 senses of kick in

Sense 1
set in, kick in -- (enter a particular state; "Laziness set in"; "After a few moments, the effects of the drug kicked in")
       => begin, start -- (have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000")

Sense 2
contribute, give, chip in, kick in -- (contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office")
       => give -- (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care")

Sense 3
kick in, kick down -- (open violently; "kick in the doors")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

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