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1 kick /ˈkɪk/ verb
kicks; kicked; kicking
1 kick
/ˈkɪk/
verb
kicks; kicked; kicking
Learner's definition of KICK
[+ object] : to hit (someone or something) with your foot
: to move your leg or legs in the air or in water especially in a strong or forceful way
[+ object]
[no object]
often used figuratively
[+ object] sports : to score (a goal) by kicking a ball
[+ object] informal : to completely stop doing (something harmful to yourself) : to put an end to (a bad or dangerous habit)
[no object] informal : to be full of life and energy always used as (be) kicking

kick around

[phrasal verb] informal
kick around (a place) or kick around : to spend time in (a place) without having a goal or purpose : to wander around (a place)
: to be lying somewhere within a general area or place
: to be considered or discussed in an informal way over a period of time
kick around (something) or kick (something) around : to consider or talk about (ideas, plans, etc.) in an informal way
kick (someone) around or kick around (someone) : to treat (someone) in a very bad or unfair way

kick ass

US, informal + impolite
: to succeed or win in a very impressive way
: to use force to achieve some purpose
kick someone's ass
: to attack and injure someone severely
: to defeat someone easily or completely
see also kick-ass

kick back

[phrasal verb] chiefly US, informal
: to relax and enjoy yourself

kick butt

US, informal + sometimes impolite
used in the same ways as kick ass (above)

kick in

[phrasal verb] informal
: to begin to work or to have an effect
kick in (something) or kick (something) in US : to give (an amount of money) as your share : contribute

kick off

[phrasal verb]
: to start play in a game (such as American football or soccer) by kicking the ball see also kickoff
kick off (something) or kick (something) off : to begin (something, such as a performance, an event, or a discussion)
: to get started : begin
kick (someone) off (something) : to force (someone) to leave (a team or group)
kick off (your shoes) or kick (your shoes) off : to remove (your shoes) by making a kicking motion
informal : to die

kick out

[phrasal verb]
kick (someone) out or kick out (someone)
: to force (someone) to leave a place, group, school, etc.

kick (someone) upstairs

informal
: to promote (someone) to a higher but less powerful or important position

kick the bucket

informal + somewhat old-fashioned
: to die

kick up

[phrasal verb]
kick up (something) or kick (something) up : to cause (something) to rise upward
informal
kick up (something) or kick (something) up : to cause (something) to become stronger
: to become stronger
kick up (something) or kick (something) up informal : to cause (something) to happen

kick up your heels

US, informal
: to relax and enjoy yourself : to have a good and lively time

kick yourself

informal
: to blame or criticize yourself for something you have done
2 kick /ˈkɪk/ noun
plural kicks
2 kick
/ˈkɪk/
noun
plural kicks
Learner's definition of KICK
[count]
: an act of hitting someone or something with your foot
: a sudden forceful movement with your foot
: an act of hitting a ball with your foot see also corner kick, dropkick, free kick, penalty kick, placekick
: a sudden forceful movement usually singular
informal : a quality that produces a sudden powerful effect usually singular
informal : a feeling or source of pleasure
informal used with on to say that someone is doing a lot of something for usually a brief period of time
: an increase in speed at the end of the race

a kick in the teeth

informal
: something that is very shocking and disappointing
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