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  Definition of kick
  1. the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team''s kicking was excellent"
  2. a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics; "the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements"; "the swimmer''s kicking left a wake behind him"
  3. the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
  4. informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
  5. the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
  6. the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
  7. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
  8. make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
  9. stop consuming; "kick a habit"
  10. strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"
  11. spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
  12. drive or propel with the foot
  13. thrash about or strike out with the feet
  14. kick a leg up
Similar Words: boot, kicking, gripe, beef, bitch, squawk, recoil, bang, charge, rush, flush, thrill, complain, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch, kick back

 

See Also: oust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out, expel, kick up, kick in, kick down

 

Hyponyms: goal-kick, punt, punting, place kick, place-kicking, dropkick, swimming kick, nag, peck, hen-peck, backbite, bitch, whine, grizzle, yammer, yawp, murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl, grouch, scold, protest, repine, gripe, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler, rail, inveigh, deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan, report, bleat, place-kick, drop-kick, scuff, boot

 

Entailments: move, displace

 

Derivational Morphology: boot, gripe, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler, backbite, bitch, complain, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch, kick back, recoil, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify, tickle, vibrate, agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up, complaint, whiner, complainer, moaner, sniveller, crybaby, bellyacher, grumbler, squawker, kicking, kicker

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: رفس   Catalan: cop de peu and donar  
Danish: spark   Dutch: schop and schoppen  
Finnish: potkaista and potku   French: coup de pied and donner  
German: treten   Hebrew: בעיטה and לבעוט  
Icelandic: spark and sparka   Italian: calcio  
Japanese: keru   Norwegian: spark and sparke  
Polish: kopać and kopnięcie   Portuguese: chute  
Romanian: lovi   Slovene: brca and brcniti  
Spanish: dar and patada   Swedish: spark and sparka  
Telugu: తన్ను and తాపు   Urdu: لات  
 
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