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kick

 (kĭk)
v. kicked, kick·ing, kicks
v.intr.
1. To extend the leg away from the body; strike out with the foot or feet.
2. Sports
a. To score or gain ground by kicking a ball.
b. To punt in football.
c. To propel the body in swimming by moving the legs, as with a flutter kick or frog kick.
3. To recoil: The powerful rifle kicked upon being fired.
4. Informal
a. To express negative feelings vigorously; complain.
b. To oppose by argument; protest.
v.tr.
1. To strike with the foot: kicked the wall in frustration.
2. To propel by striking with the foot: kick a ball.
3. To spring back against suddenly: The rifle kicked my shoulder when I fired it.
4. Sports To score (a goal or point) by kicking a ball.
n.
1.
a. A vigorous blow with the foot.
b. Sports The motion of the legs that propels the body in swimming.
2. Any of various moves in dance in which the leg is extended from the body.
3. A jolting recoil: a rifle with a heavy kick.
4. Slang A complaint; a protest.
5. Slang Power; force: a car engine with a lot of kick.
6. Slang
a. A feeling of pleasurable stimulation: got a kick out of the show.
b. kicks Fun: went bowling just for kicks.
7. Slang Temporary, often obsessive interest: I'm on a science fiction kick.
8. Slang A sudden, striking surprise; a twist.
9. kicks Slang Shoes.
10. Sports
a. The act or an instance of kicking a ball.
b. A kicked ball.
c. The distance spanned by a kicked ball.
Phrasal Verbs:
kick about Informal
To move from place to place.
kick around Informal
1. To treat badly; abuse.
2. To move from place to place: "spent the next three years in Italy, kicking around the country on a motor scooter" (Charles E. Claffey).
3. To give thought or consideration to; ponder or discuss.
kick back
1. To recoil unexpectedly and violently.
2. Informal To take it easy; relax: kicked back at home and watched TV.
3. Slang To return (stolen items).
4. Slang To pay a kickback.
kick in
1. Informal To contribute (one's share): kicked in a few dollars for the office party.
2. Informal To become operative or take effect: "His pituitary kicked in, and his growth was suddenly vertical" (Kenneth Browser).
3. Slang To die.
kick off
1. Sports To begin or resume play with a kickoff.
2. Informal To begin; start: kicked off the promotional tour with a press conference.
3. Slang To die.
kick out Slang
To throw out; dismiss.
kick over
To begin to fire: The engine finally kicked over.
kick up Informal
1. To increase in amount or force; intensify: A sandstorm kicked up while we drove through the desert.
2. To stir up (trouble): kicked up a row.
3. To show signs of disorder: His ulcer has kicked up again.
Idioms:
kick ass/butt Vulgar Slang
To take forceful or harsh measures to achieve an objective.
kick the bucket Slang
To die.
kick the habit Slang
To free oneself of an addiction, as to narcotics or cigarettes.
kick up (one's) heels Informal
To cast off one's inhibitions and have a good time.
kick upstairs Slang
To promote to a higher yet less desirable position.

[Middle English kiken, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

kick up

vb (adverb)
1. informal to cause (trouble, a fuss, etc)
2. kick up bobsy-die See bobsy-die
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kick up - raising the feet backward with the hands on the groundkick up - raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand
handstand - the act of supporting yourself by your hands alone in an upside down position
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
Verb1.kick up - cause to rise by kicking; "kick up dust"
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
2.kick up - evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
bring up, call down, conjure, conjure up, invoke, call forth, put forward, arouse, evoke, stir, raise - summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
pick - provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel"
Translations
يُثير ضَجَّةً
lave
felhajtást csinál
koma af staî
mesele yapmaksorun çıkarmak

w>kick up

vt sep
dustaufwirbeln
(fig inf) to kick up a row or a dinKrach machen (inf); to kick up a fuss or a stinkKrach schlagen (inf); to kick up one’s heels (at a party etc) → einen draufmachen (inf)

kick

(kik) verb
1. to hit or strike out with the foot. The child kicked his brother; He kicked the ball into the next garden; He kicked at the locked door; He kicked open the gate.
2. (of a gun) to jerk or spring back violently when fired.
noun
1. a blow with the foot. The boy gave him a kick on the ankle; He was injured by a kick from a horse.
2. the springing back of a gun after it has been fired.
3. a pleasant thrill. She gets a kick out of making people happy.
kick about/around
to treat badly or bully. The bigger boys are always kicking him around.
kick off to start a football game by kicking the ball: We kick off at 2.30 . ( noun ˈkick-off: The kick-off is at 2.30)
kick up
to cause or start off (a fuss etc).
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