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kick - Dictionary definition and meaning for word kick

Definition
(noun) the act of delivering a blow with the foot
Synonyms : boot , kicking
Example Sentence
  • he gave the ball a powerful kick
  • the team's kicking was excellent

Definition
(noun) the swift release of a store of affective force
Synonyms : bang , boot , charge , flush , rush , thrill
Example Sentence
  • they got a great bang out of it
  • what a boot!
  • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
  • he does it for kicks

Definition
(noun) the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
Synonyms : recoil

Definition
(noun) informal terms for objecting
Synonyms : beef , bitch , gripe , squawk
Example Sentence
  • I have a gripe about the service here

Definition
(noun) the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)
Example Sentence
  • a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick

Definition
(noun) a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics
Synonyms : kicking
Example Sentence
  • the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements
  • the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him

Definition
(verb) drive or propel with the foot
Definition
(verb) thrash about or strike out with the feet
Definition
(verb) strike with the foot
Example Sentence
  • The boy kicked the dog
  • Kick the door down

Definition
(verb) kick a leg up
Definition
(verb) spring back, as from a forceful thrust
Synonyms : kick back , recoil
Example Sentence
  • The gun kicked back into my shoulder

Definition
(verb) stop consuming
Synonyms : give up
Example Sentence
  • kick a habit
  • give up alcohol

Definition
(verb) make a goal
Example Sentence
  • He kicked the extra point after touchdown

Definition
(verb) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Synonyms : complain , kvetch , plain , quetch , sound off
Example Sentence
  • My mother complains all day
  • She has a lot to kick about

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