Definitions for: Kick


[n] 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"
[n] the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
[n] the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
[n] informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
[n] the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
[n] the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a rush!"; "he does it for kicks"
[v] express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
[v] make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
[v] stop consuming; "kick a habit"
[v] strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"
[v] spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
[v] drive or propel with the foot, as in sports such as football
[v] thrash about or strike out with the feet
[v] kick a leg up



Webster (1913) Definition: Kick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kicred; p. pr. & vb. n.
Kicking.] [W. cicio, fr. cic foot.]
To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a
horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.

He [Frederick the Great] kicked the shins of his
judges. --Macaulay.

To kick the beam, to fit up and strike the beam; -- said of
the lighter arm of a loaded balance; hence, to be found
wanting in weight. --Milton.

To kick the bucket, to lose one's life; to die. [Colloq. &
Low]


Kick, v. i.
1. To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike
out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper;
esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a
habit of doing so. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly
resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn.

I should kick, being kicked. --Shak.

2. To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.


Kick, n.
1. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with
the foot.

A kick, that scarce would more a horse, May kill a
sound divine. --Cowper.

2. The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife,
which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the
spring. See Illust. of Pocketknife.

3. (Brickmaking) A projection in a mold, to form a depression
in the surface of the brick.

4. The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.

Synonyms: bang, beef, bitch, boot, boot, charge, complain, flush, gripe, kick back, kicking, kvetch, plain, quetch, recoil, recoil, rush, sound off, squawk, thrill

Antonyms: cheer, cheer up, chirk up

See Also: backbite, beef, bellyache, bemoan, bewail, bitch, bleat, blow, boot, boot out, bounce, bound, croak, dance, deplore, displace, dropkick, dropkick, drop-kick, drop-kick, drum out, excitement, exhilaration, expel, forgo, give up, gnarl, goal-kick, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, grumble, hen-peck, hit, hit, holler, impel, input, inveigh, kick down, kick in, kick out, kick up, lament, motility, motion, motion, move, move, move, movement, movement, murmur, mutter, nag, objection, oust, peck, place kick, place-kick, place-kick, place-kicking, propel, protest, punt, punt, punting, rack up, rail, rebound, regret, repine, report, resile, reverberate, ricochet, scold, score, scuff, spring, squawk, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, swimming kick, take a hop, tally, throw out, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, whine, yammer, yawp

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