Kick

Noun

  • (figuratively) Any bucking motion of an object that lacks legs or feet.

    "The car had a nasty kick the whole way."

  • A stimulation provided by an intoxicating substance.
  • a recoil of a gun.
  • (colloquial) Something that tickles the fancy; something fun or amusing.

    "I finally saw the show. What a kick!"

  • A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) whose only or main current function is that when it is pressed causes a video game character to kick.
  • (uncountable and countable) piquancy
  • (soccer) The distance traveled by kicking the ball.

    "a long kick up the field."

  • An increase in speed in the final part of a running race.
  • The action of swinging a foot or leg.

    "The ballerina did a high kick and a leap."

  • (Internet) The removal of a person from an online activity.
  • (figuratively) Any bucking motion of an object that lacks legs or feet.

    "The pool ball took a wild kick, up off the table."

  • (soccer) A pass played by kicking with the foot.
  • (informal) pocket
  • A hit or strike with the leg or foot or knee.

    "A kick to the knee."

  • (colloquial) Something that tickles the fancy; something fun or amusing.

    "I think I sprained something on my latest exercise kick."

Verb

  • (transitive) To strike or hit with the foot or other extremity of the leg.

    "Did you kick your brother?"

  • (with "off" or "out") To eject summarily.
  • (slang) To overcome (a bothersome or difficult issue or obstacle); to free onself of (a problem).

    "I still smoke, but they keep telling me to kick the habit."

  • To die.
  • (chess, transitive) To attack (a piece) in order to force it to move.
  • (transitive) To direct to a particular place by a blow with the foot or leg.

    "Kick the ball into the goal."

  • (slang) To overcome (a bothersome or difficult issue or obstacle); to free onself of (a problem).

    "By taking that medication, he managed to get his triggered phobia of heights kicked."

  • (of a firearm) To recoil; to push by recoiling.
  • (intransitive) To make a sharp jerking movement of the leg, as to strike something.

    "He enjoyed the simple pleasure of watching the kickline kick."

  • (Internet) To remove a participant from an online activity.

    "He was kicked by ChanServ for flooding."

  • To move or push suddenly and violently.

    "He was kicked sideways by the force of the blast."

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