Associations to the word «Kick»

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KICK, verb. (transitive) To strike or hit with the foot or other extremity of the leg.
KICK, verb. (intransitive) To make a sharp jerking movement of the leg, as to strike something.
KICK, verb. (transitive) To direct to a particular place by a blow with the foot or leg.
KICK, verb. (with "off" or "out") To eject summarily.
KICK, verb. (Internet) To remove a participant from an online activity.
KICK, verb. (slang) To overcome (a bothersome or difficult issue or obstacle); to free onself of (a problem).
KICK, verb. To move or push suddenly and violently.
KICK, verb. (of a firearm) To recoil; to push by recoiling.
KICK, verb. (chess) (transitive) To attack (a piece) in order to force it to move.
KICK, noun. A hit or strike with the leg or foot or knee.
KICK, noun. The action of swinging a foot or leg.
KICK, noun. (colloquial) Something that tickles the fancy; something fun or amusing.
KICK, noun. (Internet) The removal of a person from an online activity.
KICK, noun. A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) whose only or main current function is that when it is pressed causes a video game character to kick.
KICK, noun. (figuratively) Any bucking motion of an object that lacks legs or feet.
KICK, noun. (uncountable and countable) piquancy
KICK, noun. A stimulation provided by an intoxicating substance.
KICK, noun. (soccer) A pass played by kicking with the foot.
KICK, noun. (soccer) The distance traveled by kicking the ball.
KICK, noun. A recoil of a gun.
KICK, noun. (informal) pocket
KICK, noun. An increase in speed in the final part of a running race.
KICK, verb. To die.
KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS, verb. (idiomatic) To kick back (of an animal etc.) against being goaded
KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS, verb. (idiomatic) (figuratively) to struggle against one's fate. [from 14th c.]
KICK AROUND, noun. An informal game of football, rugby or similar sports
KICK AROUND, verb. To abuse or mistreat; to bully
KICK AROUND, verb. To wander loose; to float around; to hang around (usually present continuous)
KICK AROUNDS, noun. Plural of kick around
KICK ARSE, verb. (British) Alternative spelling of kick ass
KICK ASS, verb. (idiomatic) (US) (Canada) (colloquial) To be very impressive.
KICK ASS, verb. (idiomatic) (US) (Canada) (colloquial) To beat someone in a competition, fight, or other situation.
KICK ASS, verb. (idiomatic) (US) (Canada) (colloquial) To beat someone in a fight.
KICK ASS, interjection. (slang) Used to express happiness or a feeling of accomplishment.
KICK ASS AND TAKE NAMES, verb. (idiomatic) (US) (Canada) (colloquial) To beat someone in a competition, fight, or other situation.
KICK AT THE CAN, noun. (chiefly US and Canada) (idiomatic) An attempt or an opportunity.
KICK AT THE CAN, verb. (chiefly US and Canada) (idiomatic) To make an attempt; to try.
KICK AT THE CAT, noun. Alternative form of kick at the can
KICK BACK, verb. (idiomatic) To relax.
KICK BOLLOCKS SCRAMBLE, noun. (idiomatic) (British) A free for all or panic situation
KICK BUTT, verb. (slang) (idiomatic) To be impressive; to be decisively good or pleasant.
KICK DOWN, verb. To break or demolish something by physical bodily force.
KICK IN, verb. (transitive) To kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.
KICK IN, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To start or connect suddenly.
KICK IN, verb. (transitive and intransitive) (idiomatic) To contribute, especially to a collection of money.
KICK IN THE BALLS, noun. (idiomatic) a big setback or disappointment
KICK IN THE PANTS, noun. (idiomatic) a (forceful) reminder to start or get going
KICK IN THE TEETH, noun. (idiomatic) A humiliating insult or instance of bad treatment, especially when one is expecting friendship or in need of support; a sudden and unexpected setback; a strong rebuff.
KICK INTO TOUCH, verb. (UK) (sports) To kick a ball over the touchline in a game of rugby to avoid pressure from the opponent team in a difficult situation
KICK INTO TOUCH, verb. (UK) (idiomatic) To evade an issue.
KICK IT, verb. (idiomatic) To kick back.
KICK LIKE A MULE, verb. (simile) To have a very strong physical effect
KICK OFF, verb. (ambitransitive) To make the first kick in a game or part of a game.
KICK OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (ambitransitive) To start; to launch.
KICK OFF, verb. To dismiss; to expel; to remove from a position.
KICK OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) (euphemistic) To die or quit permanently.
KICK OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To shut down or turn off suddenly.
KICK OFF, verb. (US) (idiomatic) (ranching) (slang) To force the weaning of a bovine cow's calf by restricting the calf's access to its mother's udders. Used figuratively or literally.
KICK OFF, verb. (UK) (idiomatic) (colloquial) To be overcome with anger, to start an argument or a fight.
KICK OFF MEETING, noun. Alternative spelling of kick-off meeting
KICK ONE'S HEELS, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see kick,‎ heels.
KICK ONE'S HEELS, verb. (idiomatic) To wait; to wait impatiently or restlessly.
KICK ONESELF, verb. (idiomatic) To reproach oneself for making a mistake or missing an opportunity.
KICK OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To eject, throw out, or forcefully remove (someone or something).
KICK OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To stop, stall, or disconnect suddenly.
KICK OVER THE TRACES, verb. To rebel against authority; to defy orders or instructions.
KICK PLATE, noun. Alternative form of kickplate
KICK PLEAT, noun. A kind of pleat that is set near the hem of a straight skirt to allow the wearer to walk comfortably while preserving the narrow style line.
KICK PLEATS, noun. Plural of kick pleat
KICK SAMPLING, noun. A technique used to sample benthic invertebrates in a stream, etc., where a net is held underwater and the surrounding substrate disturbed by kicking.
KICK SCOOTER, noun. A small platform with two or more wheels that is propelled by a rider pushing off the ground, usually just known as a scooter.
KICK SCOOTERS, noun. Plural of kick scooter
KICK SOME TIRES, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) To shop for a vehicle or other item to purchase or invest in.
KICK SOMEONE WHEN THEY ARE DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To make things worse for someone who is going through a difficult time.
KICK START, noun. The metal bar on motorcycle that is used to start its engine.
KICK START, noun. The act of starting a motorcycle by quickly depressing the kick start with one's foot.
KICK START, noun. A fast or strong start; help with starting or beginning well.
KICK START, noun. An impetus that starts or restarts some process.
KICK START, verb. (transitive) To start a motorcycle
KICK START, verb. (transitive) To start or begin strongly or quickly.
KICK STARTED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of kick start
KICK STARTING, verb. Present participle of kick start
KICK STARTS, noun. Plural of kick start
KICK STARTS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of kick start
KICK THE BEAM, verb. To rise up and strike the beam; said of the lighter arm of a loaded balance; hence, to be found wanting in weight.
KICK THE BUCKET, verb. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) (colloquial) To die.
KICK THE BUCKET, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) Of a machine, to break down such that it cannot be repaired.
KICK THE CAN, noun. A game played by children, similar to tag.
KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD, verb. (idiomatic) To postpone a decision or action.
KICK THE HABIT, verb. (idiomatic) To recover from or quit an addiction or habit. For example, to quit smoking, drinking, or drug addiction.
KICK THE TIRES, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) To inspect something to ensure it meets expected standards or has favored characteristics, typically before committing to purchasing or otherwise selecting it.
KICK THE TIRES, verb. (obsolete) To inspect a vehicle's tires by kicking them to check for defects or poor quality.
KICK THE TYRES, verb. (Australia) (New Zealand) (UK) (idiomatic) Alternative form of kick the tires
KICK THE WHEELS, verb. Alternative form of kick the tires
KICK TO THE CURB, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) to dismiss or reject in a humiliating manner.
KICK UP, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see kick,‎ up.
KICK UP, verb. (figuratively) (by extension) (transitive) (US) To raise, to increase (a price).
KICK UP, verb. (figuratively) (transitive) To stir up (trouble), to cause (a disturbance).
KICK UP, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To show anger (about something).
KICK UP, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) (US) To function improperly, to show signs of disorder, (of an illness) to flare up.
KICK UP A FUSS, verb. (idiomatic) To show annoyance, or to complain loudly about something, often when it is of little importance in reality.
KICK UP ONE'S HEELS, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see kick,‎ up,‎ one's,‎ heels.
KICK UP ONE'S HEELS, verb. (figuratively) To dance.
KICK UP ONE'S HEELS, verb. (idiomatic) To relax; to enjoy oneself; to do as one pleases.
KICK UP THE ARSE, noun. (idiomatic) A severe reprimand, especially one to motivate someone into doing something.
KICK UPSTAIRS, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To promote (an employee considered troublesome) to a position of lesser influence, but of apparently higher status.
KICK WHEEL, noun. (ceramics) A wheel or disc used to throw pots, turned by kicking or pushing a heavy stone or concrete base with the foot.
KICK WITH THE OTHER FOOT, verb. (idiomatic) (Ireland) To belong to a different religion.

Dictionary definition

KICK, noun. The act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent".
KICK, noun. 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".
KICK, noun. The backward jerk of a gun when it is fired.
KICK, noun. Informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here".
KICK, noun. The sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick".
KICK, noun. 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".
KICK, verb. Drive or propel with the foot.
KICK, verb. Thrash about or strike out with the feet.
KICK, verb. Strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down".
KICK, verb. Kick a leg up.
KICK, verb. Spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder".
KICK, verb. Stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol".
KICK, verb. Make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown".
KICK, verb. Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about".

Wise words

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