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English verb: kick in

1. kick in (stative) enter a particular state

SamplesLaziness set in.
After a few moments, the effects of the drug kicked in.

Synonymsset in

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)begin, start

2. kick in (possession) contribute to some cause

SamplesI gave at the office.

Synonymschip in, contribute, give

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)give

Narrower (hyponym)combine

3. kick in (contact) open violently

SamplesKick in the doors.

Synonymskick down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, ruin

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