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Definitions and Synonyms of kicking | Another word for kicking | What is kicking?

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

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

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

Synonyms for kicking in the sense of this definition

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

"a blow on the head"

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

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

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

(... is a kind of kicking ) (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 kicking 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 kicking in the sense of this definition

(kicking 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 kicking ) a movement of the legs in swimming

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