- The act of delivering a blow with the foot.
- usage: "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
- The swift release of a store of affective force.
- usage: "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
- The backward jerk of a gun when it is fired.
- synonyms: recoil
- Informal terms for objecting.
- usage: "I have a gripe about the service here"
- The sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs. )
- usage: "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
- A rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics.
- usage: "the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements"; "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"
- synonyms: kicking
- Drive or propel with the foot.
- Thrash about or strike out with the feet.
- Strike with the foot.
- usage: "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"
- Kick a leg up.
- Spring back, as from a forceful thrust.
- usage: "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
- Stop consuming.
- usage: "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"
- synonyms: give up
- Make a goal.
- usage: "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
- Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness.
- usage: "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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