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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. [informal] Stop consuming
    "kick a habit";
    - give up
     
  6. (football) make a goal
    "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
     
  7. [informal] Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
    "She has a lot to kick about";
    - complain, plain [archaic], sound off, kvetch [N. Amer, informal], moan
Noun: kick  kik
  1. The act of delivering a blow with the foot
    "he gave the ball a powerful kick";
    - boot [informal], kicking
     
  2. A sudden pleasurable excitement
    "he does it for kicks";
    - bang, charge, rush, flush, thrill, buzz [informal]
     
  3. The backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
    - recoil
     
  4. [informal] A complaint or act of complaining
    - objection, gripe [informal], beef [informal], bitch [informal], squawk [informal]
     
  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: kicked, kicks, kicking

See also: kick in, kick out [informal], kick up

Type of: blow, bounce, bound, dance, dispense with, excitement, exhilaration, forego, foreswear, forgo, hit, impel, input, motility, motion, move, movement, propel, rack up, rebound, recoil, relinquish, resile, reverberate, ricochet, score, speech act, 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