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Definition 1: raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand - [noun denoting act]

(kick up is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is part of kick up) the act of supporting yourself by your hands alone in an upside down position

Definition 2: cause to rise by kicking - [verb of contact]

Samples where kick up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • kick up dust

(kick up is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

Definition 3: evoke or provoke to appear or occur - [verb of creation]

Samples where kick up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

Synonyms for kick up in the sense of this definition

(kick up is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(... is a kind of kick up ) provoke

"pick a fight or a quarrel"

(kick up has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

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