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Kickstart  /ˈkikˌstärt/ – verb:
to take an action that prods along a process that has quit working or is moving too slowly. 

The word kick-start was first used at the turn of the twentieth century to describe the method of starting a motorcycle with a swift, kicking motion on a lever.

Today, it is acceptable to spell kick-start as one word, kickstart. In recent years, kickstart has become popular as a term to “cause (something) to start quicklyor  “give new energy to (something).”