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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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