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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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