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Verb: kick  kik
  1. (sport) drive or propel with the foot
     
  2. Strike with the foot
    "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"
     
  3. Kick a leg up
     
  4. Spring back, as from a forceful thrust
    "The gun kicked back into my shoulder";
    - kick back, recoil
     
  5. Stop consuming
    "kick a habit";
    - give up
     
  6. (football) make a goal
    "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
     
  7. Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
    "She has a lot to kick about";
    - complain, plain [archaic], sound off, quetch, kvetch [N. Amer], moan
Noun: kick  kik
  1. The act of delivering a blow with the foot
    "he gave the ball a powerful kick";
    - boot, kicking
     
  2. A sudden pleasurable excitement
    "he does it for kicks";
    - bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill
     
  3. The backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
    - recoil
     
  4. A complaint; the act of complaining
    - gripe, beef, bitch, squawk
     
  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";
    - kicking

Derived forms: kicking, kicked, kicks

See also: kick in, kick out, kick up

Type of: blow, bounce, bound, dance, dispense with, excitement, exhilaration, forego, foreswear, forgo, hit, impel, input, motility, motion, move, movement, objection, propel, rack up, rebound, recoil, relinquish, resile, reverberate, ricochet, score, spring, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, take a hop, tally, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, waive

Encyclopedia: Kick, Raoul, la moto, les jeunes et les autres