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kickback

[′kik‚bak]
(mechanical engineering)
A backward thrust, such as the backward starting of an internal combustion engine as it is cranked, or the reverse push of a piece of work as it is fed to a rotary saw.

kickback

A condition that exists when attempting to start a reciprocating engine where there is a tendency to rotate in the direction reverse to the normal direction of rotation. The condition is caused by spark plug firing when the piston is moving slowly upward during the compression stroke. The expanding gases apply pressure on the piston before it has passed over top dead center. Kickback can be prevented by ensuring that the spark occurs late.
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Why ask for a kickback when the contractor is even losing in the P28 million?
In prior work, as described above, the focus of the approaches taken to determine the characteristics of kickback was to create laboratory devices.
During a meeting, he allegedly told officials that he and National Industrial Supply LLC had paid kickbacks in the form of tickets to sporting events, and that the $55,000 was an artificial number.
The agent offered to make an additional in-kind kickback payment worth approximately $250,000 to obtain the third contract.
After they became aware of the government's investigation, the leaders of the two nursing home chains allegedly created backdated documents in a further attempt to hide the kickback.
In some instances, the blade may screech as it binds or slows, signaling a potential kickback situation.
Earlier this year, HUD settled cases in Texas and Oklahoma for nearly $7 million that involved alleged kickbacks from title insurers to lenders, realty agents, builders and developers sending them customers.
During this observation, we instructed Craig on the importance of foot position, kickback and proper postural awareness.
Bond's reputation started to decline in 1999 when he was accused of taking more than $6 million in kickbacks from brokerage firms over a period of six years.
Sato has been charged with failing to declare about 172 million yen in income tax, which prosecutors say he obtained as kickbacks and rewards for mainly helping construction companies secure public works projects.
a) profess loyalty to the government (b) go abroad for further study (c) teach for a year in a madrassa (d) pay a bribe or kickback.
Since it is a violation to solicit a kickback as much as it is to give one, this would imply that the SNF could be prosecuted based on asking for the free service.