Kick in: to start to have an effect (có tác dụng/ ngấm)

1. Examples:

  • I tend to get myself a take-away coffee cup and enjoy it while having breakfast so that by the time I arrive at school, the caffeine has kicked in and helps me stay attentive in class. (Tôi thường mua một ly cà phê mang đi và thưởng thức nó trong lúc ăn sáng để mà khi tôi đến trường thì caffeine đã phát huy tác dụng và giúp tôi giữ tập trung trong lớp)

  • The pills tasted awful as usual and as soon as they kicked in, I slept like a log for nearly half a day. (Vị của thuốc thì vẫn tệ như mọi khi thôi và ngay khi thuốc ngấm vào, tôi đã ngủ như chết gần như nửa ngày trời)

2. Example with contexts:

Part 1: Do you often drink coffee or tea?

        Hmm, actually I have the habit of drinking coffee every morning to wake myself up before getting to school. You know, I tend to get myself a take-away coffee cup and enjoy it while having breakfast so that by the time I arrive at school, the caffeine has kicked in and helps me stay attentive (giữ tập trung) in class.

Part 2: Describe a time that you had a medicine

       After getting caught in the heavy rain, I felt a bit off-color (cảm thấy không khoẻ) so I went to bed early that night. Well, I was in such a deep sleep that I didn’t get out of bed until my mom walked in with a hot bowl of porridge, some cold pills and a glass of water. She said since I didn’t get up early and went for a walk as usual, she went to check on me and found out that I was burning up (sốt hừng hực). Just so you know, the pills tasted awful as usual and as soon as they kicked in, I slept like a log for nearly half a day.


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