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kick

noun (n)

  • the act of delivering a blow with the foot (noun.act)
    Synonym: boot, kicking
    Example:
    He gave the ball a powerful kick.
    The team's kicking was excellent.
    source: wordnet30
  • the swift release of a store of affective force (noun.feeling)
    Synonym: bang, boot, charge, flush, rush, thrill
    Example:
    He does it for kicks.
    source: wordnet30
  • the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired (noun.event)
    Synonym: recoil
    source: wordnet30
  • informal terms for objecting (noun.communication)
    Synonym: beef, bitch, gripe, squawk
    source: wordnet30
  • the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs) (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    A sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick.
    source: wordnet30
  • a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics (noun.act)
    Synonym: kicking
    Example:
    The kick must be synchronized with the arm movements.
    The swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him.
    source: wordnet30
  • A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • drive or propel with the foot (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • thrash about or strike out with the feet (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • strike with the foot (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The boy kicked the dog.
    Kick the door down.
    source: wordnet30
  • kick a leg up (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • spring back, as from a forceful thrust (verb.contact)
    Synonym: kick back, recoil
    Example:
    The gun kicked back into my shoulder.
    source: wordnet30
  • stop consuming (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: give up
    Example:
    Kick a habit.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a goal (verb.competition)
    Example:
    He kicked the extra point after touchdown.
    source: wordnet30
  • express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness (verb.communication)
    Example:
    She has a lot to kick about.
    source: wordnet30
  • To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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