What is the meaning of kick?


  • 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.
  • 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"


  • 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"
  • 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"
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APAWordNet. (2010). kick. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/kick/definitions/1189165
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "kick" http://smartdefine.org/kick/definitions/1189165 (accessed April 20, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, kick, Smart Define, viewed 20 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/kick/definitions/1189165>.
MLAWordNet. "kick" 23 October 2010. Web. 20 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/kick/definitions/1189165>
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