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Dictionary definition for: Kick

1. (n) the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick" "the team''s kicking was excellent"

2. (v) drive or propel with the foot

3. (n) the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it" "what a boot!" "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin" "he does it for kicks"

4. (v) thrash about or strike out with the feet

5. (n) the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

6. (v) strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog" "Kick the door down"

7. (n) informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"

8. (v) kick a leg up

9. (n) the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs) "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"

10. (v) spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"

11. (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"

12. (v) stop consuming; "kick a habit"

13. (v) make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"

14. (v) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

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