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Meaning & Definition of Kick in English

English

Kick

/kɪk/

noun

1. The act of delivering a blow with the foot

  • "He gave the ball a powerful kick"
  • "The team's kicking was excellent"
    synonym:
  • kick
  • ,
  • boot
  • ,
  • kicking

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • bang
  • ,
  • boot
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • rush
  • ,
  • flush
  • ,
  • thrill
  • ,
  • kick

3. The backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

    synonym:
  • recoil
  • ,
  • kick

4. Informal terms for objecting

  • "I have a gripe about the service here"
    synonym:
  • gripe
  • ,
  • kick
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • kick

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • kick
  • ,
  • kicking

verb

1. Drive or propel with the foot

    synonym:
  • kick

2. Thrash about or strike out with the feet

    synonym:
  • kick

3. Strike with the foot

  • "The boy kicked the dog"
  • "Kick the door down"
    synonym:
  • kick

4. Kick a leg up

    synonym:
  • kick

5. Spring back, as from a forceful thrust

  • "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
    synonym:
  • kick back
  • ,
  • recoil
  • ,
  • kick

6. Stop consuming

  • "Kick a habit"
  • "Give up alcohol"
    synonym:
  • kick
  • ,
  • give up

7. Make a goal

  • "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
    synonym:
  • kick

8. Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

  • "My mother complains all day"
  • "She has a lot to kick about"
    synonym:
  • complain
  • ,
  • kick
  • ,
  • plain
  • ,
  • sound off
  • ,
  • quetch
  • ,
  • kvetch

Examples of using

That guy is really a nutjob, don't kick against the pricks.
I hope this horse doesn't kick.
The kick of the rifle can break your shoulder.