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kick meaning and definition

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KICK noun

Definition of kick (noun)

  1. the act of delivering a blow with the foot
    • "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
    • synonyms: boot, kicking
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: bang, boot, charge, flush, rush, thrill
  3. the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
  4. informal terms for objecting
  5. the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)
    • "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
  6. 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"
    • synonyms: kicking

KICK verb

Definition of kick (verb)

  1. drive or propel with the foot
  2. thrash about or strike out with the feet
  3. strike with the foot
    • "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"
  4. kick a leg up
  5. spring back, as from a forceful thrust
  6. stop consuming
    • "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"
    • synonyms: give up
  7. make a goal
    • "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
  8. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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