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  1. [noun] the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
    Synonyms: boot, ing

  2. [noun] the swift release of a store of affective force; "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: bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill

  3. [noun] the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
    Synonyms: recoil

  4. [noun] informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
    Synonyms: gripe, beef, bitch, squawk

  5. [noun] the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"

  6. [noun] a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics; "the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements"; "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"
    Synonyms: ing

  7. [verb] drive or propel with the foot

  8. [verb] thrash about or strike out with the feet

  9. [verb] strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"

  10. [verb] kick a leg up

  11. [verb] spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
    Synonyms: back, recoil

  12. [verb] stop consuming; "kick a habit"

  13. [verb] make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"

  14. [verb] express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
    Synonyms: complain, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch


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