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kick

kick

 
pronunciation:
kIk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
kick off, kick out, kick the habit
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: kicked, kicking, kicks
definition 1: to deliver a blow to with the foot.
 
synonyms:
boot
similar words:
hit, strike
definition 2: to set (something) in motion using a blow with the foot.
synonyms:
boot
similar words:
hit, punt, strike
definition 3: in football, to score (a field goal) by kicking the ball.
similar words:
punt, score
definition 4: to recoil sharply and strike (something), as a gun does when fired.
similar words:
jolt, rebound, recoil, spring
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to forcefully strike out with or extend the leg or legs.
similar words:
hit, strike
definition 2: to tend to strike or strike out with the feet.
Look out, the horse kicks!
similar words:
hit, strike
definition 3: to move violently back or recoil, as a gun does when fired.
synonyms:
backlash, recoil
similar words:
backfire, react, rebound, spring
definition 4: (informal) to express dissatisfaction; complain.
The students kicked about the new rules.
synonyms:
beef, complain, gripe, grouse, object
similar words:
bellyache, grumble, protest, squawk, whine
definition 5: to be vigorously active.
He is still alive and kicking.
similar words:
jump, live, move
phrase: kick off
phrase: kick out
phrase: kick the habit
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of kicking; blow delivered with the foot.
 
synonyms:
boot
similar words:
strike, stroke
definition 2: a potent or forceful quality.
This bourbon really has a kick!
similar words:
bang, boot, force, jolt, potency, power, strength, wallop, zest
definition 3: a violent backward thrust, as of a gun when fired.
synonyms:
backlash, recoil
similar words:
reaction, rebound, spring
definition 4: (informal) a complaint.
synonyms:
beef, complaint, gripe, grouse, objection
similar words:
bellyache, grumble, opposition, protest, squawk, whine
definition 5: (informal) a feeling of excitement; thrill.
synonyms:
bang, excitement, thrill
similar words:
amusement, boot, pleasure, stimulation, zest
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