kick

/kɪk / (say kik)

verb (t)
1. to strike with the foot.
2. to drive, force, make, etc., by or as by kicks.
3. to strike in recoiling.
4. Football to score (a goal) by a kick.
verb (i)
5. to strike out with the foot.
6. to have the habit of thus striking out, as a horse.
7. Colloquial to resist, object, or complain.
8. to recoil, as a firearm when fired.
9. Also, kick up. to rise sharply, as a ball after bouncing.
noun
10. the act of kicking; a blow or thrust with the foot.
11. Football
a. the act of kicking a football.
b. the kicked ball: his first kick hit the cross-bar.
c. the distance covered by a kicked ball: a long kick for touch.
d. a person who kicks the ball: he's a good kick.
12. power or disposition to kick.
13. the right of or a turn at kicking.
14. a recoil, as of a gun.
15. Colloquial an objection or complaint.
16. Colloquial any thrill or excitement that gives pleasure; any act, sensation, etc., that gives satisfaction: Mozart really gives her a kick.
17. Colloquial an interest or line of behaviour, often temporary, which dominates the attention of the person following it: he's on a health kick.
18. Colloquial a stimulating or intoxicating quality in alcoholic drink.
19. Colloquial energy or vigour.
20. Colloquialshout (def. 8).
21. Colloquial the start of a race.
22. Colloquial a trouser pocket.
phrase
23. a kick in the arse, Colloquial (taboo)
a. a setback.
b. retribution.

24. a kick in the guts (or teeth), Colloquial a grave setback.
25. a kick in the pants, Colloquial a sharp reprimand.
26. for kicks, Colloquial for the sake of gaining some excitement or entertainment.
27. get a kick out of, Colloquial to derive feelings of pleasure, excitement, etc., from: to get a kick out of a new hobby.
28. kick about (or around), Colloquial
a. to maltreat: the way they kick that dog about is disgusting.
b. to discuss or consider at length or in some detail (an idea, proposal, or the like).
29. kick against the pricks, to indulge in futile struggles against the harsh realities of life. {Phrase Origin: where pricks refer to the rowels of the spur used to goad a horse forward, to resist which could cause injury}
30. kick arse (or butt), Colloquial (taboo)
a. to assert authority by being violent and aggressive towards people.
b. to defeat opponents soundly.

31. kick back, Colloquial to relax.
32. kick in,
a. Colloquial to contribute, as to a collection for a presentation.
b. Also, kick out. Australian Rules to kick the ball back into play after a behind has been scored.
c. Colloquial to take effect: drugs that kick in quickly.
33. kick like a mule, Colloquial to have a powerful and harsh effect, as a home-brew.
34. kick off,
a. Rugby Football, Soccer to kick the ball from the half-way line at the start of the game and of the second half, and after each score has been made.
b. Colloquial to start, commence.
c. Surfing to get off a wave by kicking the surfboard out of the wave.
d. US Colloquial to die.
35. kick on, Colloquial
a. to carry on or continue, especially with just adequate resources: we'll kick on until the fresh supplies get here.
b. to continue a party or other festivity: we kicked on until the early hours.
36. kick oneself, to reproach oneself.
37. kick out, Colloquial to dismiss; get rid of.
38. kick someone's butt, Colloquial
a. to defeat someone soundly.
b. to reprimand someone severely.
39. kick someone's head (or teeth) in, Colloquial to assault someone violently.
40. kick someone upstairs,
a. to promote someone to a position which has status but no real power.
b. to remove someone, especially a potential rival, by appointing them to a higher position elsewhere.
41. kick the bucket, Colloquial to die. {Phrase Origin: ? from the beam or yoke (known as a bucket) from which a pig was hung by the heels to be slaughtered, its feet kicking against the beam}
42. kick the habit, Colloquial
a. to give up cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, etc., to which one has become addicted.
b. to forgo any pleasure.
43. kick the tin, Colloquial to give money; contribute.
44. kick the tyres on, to take a first step towards making use of or venturing into: to kick the tyres on new technology.
45. kick up, Colloquial to stir up; to cause (disturbance, trouble, noise, etc.): to kick up a fuss.
46. kick up one's heels, to enjoy oneself in an exuberant manner.
{Middle English kike strike with the foot}
kickable, adjective
kicker, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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