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Definition 1: the act of delivering a blow with the foot - [noun denoting act]

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

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

Synonyms for kick in the sense of this definition

(kick is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

(... is a kind of kick ) (association football) a kick by the defending side after the attacking side sends the ball over the goal-line

(... is a kind of kick ) (rugby) an attempt to kick a goal

(... is a kind of kick ) (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground

"the punt traveled 50 yards" "punting is an important part of the game"

(... is a kind of kick ) (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking

(... is a kind of kick ) (football) kicking (as for a field goal) in which the football is dropped and kicked as it touches the ground

Definition 2: a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics - [noun denoting act]

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

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

Synonyms for kick in the sense of this definition

(kick is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

(... is a kind of kick ) a movement of the legs in swimming

Definition 3: the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs) - [noun denoting cognition]

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

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

(kick is a kind of ...) any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action

Definition 4: informal terms for objecting - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • I have a gripe about the service here

Synonyms for kick in the sense of this definition

(kick is a kind of ...) the speech act of objecting

Definition 5: the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for kick in the sense of this definition

(kick is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Definition 6: the swift release of a store of affective force - [noun denoting feeling]

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

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

Synonyms for kick in the sense of this definition

(kick is a kind of ...) the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

"he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

Definition 7: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness - [verb of communication]

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

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

Synonyms for kick in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of kick ) bother persistently with trivial complaints

"She nags her husband all day long"

(... is a kind of kick ) complain about; make a charge against

"I reported her to the supervisor"

(... is a kind of kick ) regret strongly

"I deplore this hostile action" "we lamented the loss of benefits"

(... is a kind of kick ) complain bitterly

(... is a kind of kick ) complain

"What was he hollering about?"

(... is a kind of kick ) express discontent

(... is a kind of kick ) utter words of protest

(... is a kind of kick ) show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

"He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong" "We grumbled about the increased work load"

(... is a kind of kick ) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

"she grumbles when she feels overworked"

(... is a kind of kick ) complain whiningly

(... is a kind of kick ) say mean things

(... is a kind of kick ) talk whiningly

Definition 8: make a goal - [verb of competition]

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

  • He kicked the extra point after touchdown

(kick is a kind of ...) gain points in a game

"The home team scored many times" "He hit a home run" "He hit .300 in the past season"

(... is a kind of kick ) score (a goal) by making a place kick

(kick belongs to category ...) any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

Definition 9: stop consuming - [verb of consumption]

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

  • kick a habit
  • give up alcohol

Synonyms for kick in the sense of this definition

(kick is a kind of ...) do without or cease to hold or adhere to

"We are dispensing with formalities" "relinquish the old ideas"

Definition 10: strike with the foot - [verb of contact]

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

  • The boy kicked the dog
  • Kick the door down

(kick is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

(... is a kind of kick ) poke at with the foot or toe

(... is a kind of kick ) kick; give a boot to

Definition 11: drive or propel with the foot - [verb of contact]

(kick is a kind of ...) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

(... is a kind of kick ) drop and kick (a ball) as it touches the ground, as for a field goal

(... is a kind of kick ) kick (a ball) from a stationary position, in football

(... is a kind of kick ) make the point after a touchdown with a dropkick

(... is a kind of kick ) kick the ball

(kick implies ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(kick belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 12: spring back, as from a forceful thrust - [verb of contact]

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

  • The gun kicked back into my shoulder

Synonyms for kick in the sense of this definition

(kick is a kind of ...) spring back; spring away from an impact

"The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

Definition 13: thrash about or strike out with the feet - [verb of motion]

(kick is a kind of ...) make a motion as with one's fist or foot towards an object or away from one's body

Definition 14: kick a leg up - [verb of motion]

(kick is a kind of ...) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

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