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kick

kick

 
pronunciation:
kIk
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: kicked, kicking, kicks
definition 1: to strike with the foot.
She kicked him in the shin.
 
synonyms:
boot
similar words:
hit, strike
definition 2: to set in motion using a blow with the foot.
Julie kicked the can down the road.
synonyms:
boot
similar words:
hit, strike
definition 3: to move back suddenly and with force.
The rifle kicked hard and bruised his shoulder.
similar words:
backfire, react, spring
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of kicking; blow delivered with the foot.
His kick sent the ball down the field.
 
similar words:
strike, stroke
definition 2: a strong, sudden backward thrust.
That rifle has quite a kick.
similar words:
reaction, spring
definition 3: (informal) a feeling of excitement; thrill.
He gets a kick out of sky diving.
synonyms:
excitement, thrill
similar words:
amusement, boot, pleasure, stimulation, zest
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