kick

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noun
1 act of kicking
ADJECTIVE
good, hard, hefty, powerful, sharp, swift, vicious

She gave him a hard kick to the stomach.

This city could use a good kick in the pants. (AmE, figurative)

karate, roundhouse (AmE), scissor

Olivia leapt forward with a high karate kick.

high, leg

an energetic performer using dance routines and high kicks

corner, free, goal, overhead, penalty, spot (all in football/soccer)
drop (in rugby and American football)
onside (in American football)
VERB + KICK
give sb/sth

Give the door a good kick if it won't open.

aim
deliver, land, plant

Roy landed a kick to the man's head.

get, receive

He had received a painful kick on the knee.

PREPOSITION
kick at

a kick at goal

kick by, kick from

a kick from Maynard in the last minute of the game

kick in

a kick in the stomach

kick on

a kick on the ankle

kick to

a kick to the ribs

2 feeling of great pleasure/excitement
ADJECTIVE
big, great, huge, real
VERB + KICK
get

He gets a real kick out of fixing something so that it can be used again.

give sb

It gave the youngsters a kick to see their own play on television.

PREPOSITION
for kicks

They don't really want the things they steal. They just do it for kicks.

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verb
1 hit sb/sth with your foot
ADVERB
hard, savagely, viciously, violently

Don't kick the ball too hard.

gently

Marcia gently kicked the horse again to make it trot.

accidentally, deliberately (esp. BrE)

He was sent off for deliberately kicking an Italian player.

repeatedly

Foster admitted punching and kicking the man repeatedly.

around, over

The boys were kicking a ball around in the yard.

Abe roared and kicked over a table.

PREPOSITION
against

She could feel the baby kicking against her stomach wall.

Young people often kick against convention. (figurative)

at

She kicked at the loose pebbles by the roadside.

in

They threw him to the ground and kicked him hard in the stomach.

on

She kicked me on the knee.

PHRASES
kick a door down
kick a door open, kick a door shut

Suddenly the far door was kicked open.

kick sb to death
2 move your feet in the air
ADVERB
frantically, furiously, wildly

He rolled over in the sand, kicking wildly.

off

They dropped their bags in the front hall and kicked off their shoes.

PREPOSITION
out at

The horse kicked out at the dog.

with

I tried to dive back under, kicking with my legs.

PHRASES
drag sb kicking and screaming

The police had to drag her kicking and screaming out of the house.

kick your legs, your legs kick

The little boy was now lying on his back kicking his legs in the air.

I was carried upstairs, arms waving and legs kicking.

Kick is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑baby, ↑foot, ↑leg
Kick is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ball, ↑booze, ↑conversion, ↑foot, ↑football, ↑goal, ↑ground, ↑habit, ↑leg, ↑penalty, ↑sand, ↑stomach

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