1. [ verb ] drive or propel with the foot, as in sports such as football
Related terms: propel punt drop-kick volley dropkick dropkick place-kick sport kicker move
2. [ verb ] thrash about or strike out with the feet
Related terms: move
3. [ verb ] strike with the foot

"The boy kicked the dog" "Kick the door down"

Related terms: hit scuff boot oust kick_up kick_in kick_in
4. [ noun ] the act of delivering a blow with the foot
Synonyms: kicking boot

"he gave the ball a powerful kick" "the team's kicking was excellent"

Related terms: blow place_kick goal-kick dropkick punt goal-kick
5. [ noun ] the swift release of a store of affective force
Synonyms: thrill charge flush rush boot bang

"they got a great bang out of it" "what a boot!" "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin" "he does it for kicks"

Related terms: exhilaration exhilarate agitate
6. [ verb ] (sport) make a goal

"He kicked the extra point after touchdown"

Related terms: score drop-kick place-kick football
7. [ noun ] the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
Synonyms: recoil
Related terms: movement kick_back
8. [ verb ] stop consuming

"kick a habit"

Related terms: forgo
9. [ noun ] informal terms for objecting
Synonyms: gripe squawk bitch beef

"I have a gripe about the service here"

Related terms: objection complain gripe
10. [ verb ] (arms) spring back, as from a forceful thrust
Synonyms: kick_back recoil

"The gun kicked back into my shoulder"

Related terms: bounce recoil
11. [ verb ] express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Synonyms: complain quetch sound_off kvetch plain

"My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

Related terms: cheer protest murmur grouch nag rail deplore report gripe bleat backbite whine repine gripe complaint
12. [ noun ] the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)

"a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"

Related terms: stimulation
13. [ verb ] (dance) kick a leg up
Related terms: dance
14. [ noun ] (sport) a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics
Synonyms: kicking

"the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements" "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"

Related terms: motion swimming_kick
Similar spelling:   kike