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kickback

kick·back

kickback

pronunciation:
kIk baek
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sum of money given, often secretly, to one in a powerful position, usu. as a reward for having used his or her influence to make a business deal possible.
synonyms:
bribe
similar words:
extortion, graft, hush money, payoff, percentage, tribute
definition 2: an abrupt, usu. backward motion of a machine or tool that has struck something forcefully.
Watch out for kickback when you use that chainsaw.
synonyms:
backlash, recoil
similar words:
reaction, rebound, spring