kick in

  1. enter a particular state
    Laziness set in
    After a few moments, the effects of the drug kicked in
  2. contribute to some cause
    I gave at the office
  3. open violently
    kick in the doors
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How To Use kick in In A Sentence

  • But those externalities quickly kick in. Times, Sunday Times
  • During the long, cruel month of February, waiting for my delinquent digestive system to kick in, I had contracted low-grade pneumonia.
  • It deserves nothing more than a kick in the pants and Granma's whap upside the head for outrageous juvenile snottery. Why not engage with me instead of trying to make me into your enemy?
  • After the prize-giving, the festivities begin again and the dancing goes on well into the next morning until hangovers, prudence and normal life kick in.
  • And then there is the lofted crossfield kick into the waiting arms of the wingers. Times, Sunday Times
  • That sounds like a man aiming a kick into the long grass. The Sun
  • Bradley Johnson's miskick in the six-yard box gifted Bendtner an opportunity at the near post, but the forward saw his flick touched across the face of goal by Ruddy. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • I knew my athetoid cerebral palsy would kick into high gear and my head control would vanish, leaving me bobbing for invisible apples. Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2007 » May
  • Actors have contracts that specify residuals - payments that kick in each time a programme is shown.
  • I give it a hefty kick in my utter frustration at not being able to unlock it.
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