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Noun: kicking  ki-king
  1. A rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics
    "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him";
    - kick
  2. The act of delivering a blow with the foot
    "the team's kicking was excellent";
    - kick, boot [informal]
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

Derived forms: kickings

See also: drum out, kick in, kick up

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

Encyclopedia: Kicking, Austria

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