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    a way to ask for help

    Suppose you've been working on an equation. You can't find a solution to it. So wou want to ask your classmates or friends for help. Would the use of "kick in" fit in this context?

    "I can't do it. You guys want to kick in?"

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    Re: a way to ask for help

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Suppose you've been working on an equation. You can't find a solution to it. So wou want to ask your classmates or friends for help. Would the use of "kick in" fit in this context?

    "I can't do it. You guys want to kick in?"
    It's not something I am familiar with.

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    Re: a way to ask for help

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Suppose you've been working on an equation. You can't find a solution to it. So wou want to ask your classmates or friends for help. Would the use of "kick in" fit in this context?

    "I can't do it. You guys want to kick in?"
    What about:

    I can't do it. You guys want to help me?
    I can't solve this one. Hey guys, wanna try it?
    I can't solve it. Could you help me?
    I can't solve this one. Can you?
    I can't find a solution. You guys, wanna work it out?
    I can't solve it. You guys, wanna pick this one?

    I've found kick in with a "contribute" meaning here: kick in - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    But I don't think it fits this context.

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    Re: a way to ask for help

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Suppose you've been working on an equation. You can't find a solution to it. So wou want to ask your classmates or friends for help. Would the use of "kick in" fit in this context?

    "I can't do it. You guys want to kick in?"
    I wouldn`t use it in this context.

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