|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|
|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|
"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|
|Related terms:||movement kick_back|
|8.||[ verb ] stop consuming|
"kick a habit"
|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|
"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"
|13.||[ verb ] (dance) kick a leg up|
|14.||[ noun ] (sport) 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"
|Related terms:||motion swimming_kick|