kick


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kick \Kick\, v. i.
   1. To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike
      out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper;
      esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a
      habit of doing so. Hence, (figuratively): To show ugly
      resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn.
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            I should kick, being kicked.          --Shak.
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   2. To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.; also called
      kick back.
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   3. (Football) To make a kick as an offensive play.
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   4. To complain strenuously; to object vigorously.
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   5. To resist.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kick \Kick\ (k[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kicked (k[i^]kt); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Kicking.] [W. cicio, fr. cic foot.]
   1. To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a
      horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.
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            He [Frederick the Great] kicked the shins of his
            judges.                               --Macaulay.
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   2. To evict or remove from a place or position, usually with
      out or off; as, they kicked him off the staff; he was
      kicked out of the restaurant; the landlord kicked them out
      of the apartment for making too much noise.
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   3. (Sport) To score (goals or points) by kicking; as, they
      kicked three field goals in the game.
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   4. To discontinue; -- usually used of habitual activities;
      as, to kick a habit; he kicked his drug habit.
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   To kick the beam, to fit up and strike the beam; -- said of
      the lighter arm of a loaded balance; hence, to be found
      wanting in weight. --Milton.

   To kick the bucket, to lose one's life; to die. [Colloq. &
      Low]

   To kick oneself, to experience strong regret; as, he kicked
      himself for not investing in the stock market in 1995.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kick \Kick\, n.
   1. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with
      the foot.
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            A kick, that scarce would move a horse,
            May kill a sound divine.              --Cowper.
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   2. The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife,
      which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the
      spring. See Illust. of Pocketknife.
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   3. (Brickmaking) A projection in a mold, to form a depression
      in the surface of the brick.
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   4. The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.
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   5. A surge of pleasure; a thrill; -- usually used in the
      phrase get a kick out of; as, I always get a kick out of
      watching an ice skater do a quadruple jump. [informal]

   Syn: bang[3].
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