kick in Rate this phrase:(4.00 / 2 votes)
To start or connect suddenly.

You have to push the switch hard to get the heater to kick in.

Additional definitions for 'kick in':

kick inTo kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.
kick inTo contribute, especially to a collection of money.
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