Adjective "kick" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Strike or propel forcibly with the foot.
  1. with object and complement 'he kicked the door open'
  2. 'Finally the ball came down on the touchline and Levi was there in a second, kicking the ball into the goal.'
  3. 'In the latest incident, the man was in bed asleep when his front door was kicked in.'
  4. 'Witnesses later told detectives that they saw the men kicking what they thought was " a bundle of rags".'
  5. 'He neared the goal and kicked the ball powerfully.'
  6. 'If you like football, go out and kick a ball around with a few mates.'
  7. 'The flight was terrible: the man sitting next to him snored and the child behind him kept kicking the back of his chair.'
  8. 'Mr Duncan, who lived opposite, pushed bystanders aside and kicked down the door.'
  9. 'He was kicked in the head after being attacked from behind in what police believe was an unprovoked attack.'
  10. 'They cornered him and launched a brutal attack in which he was repeatedly kicked in the head as he lay on the ground.'
  11. 'All the doors had been kicked in and the office was in a real mess.'
  12. with object and complement 'he kicked his feet free of a vine'
  13. 'I latched the door, made sure it was secure, and kicked at it just to check.'
  14. 'Andreas turned around and kicked out at Justin, sending him staggering backwards to regain his balance.'
  15. 'He kicked at the fire, sending up a shower of sparks.'
  16. 'She kicked out at the man who held her legs and broke free from his grasp.'
  17. 'Donna winced in pain, and spinning round, kicked out at Mark's stomach, momentarily winding him.'
  18. 'She kicked her feet weakly and tried to struggle free from his grasp.'
  19. 'Once inside the car, he kicked out at the interior door panels and windows, as well as spitting in the face of another police officer.'
  20. 'Before she could think, Valerie had swung her leg and kicked as hard as she could at the wooden chair Dev sat on, sending him tumbling onto the ground.'
  21. 'Instinctively, he kicked out at the man with the bottle and then a full scale fight erupted in the bar.'
  22. 'She leaned back on one leg, kicking out with her foot.'
  23. 'He not only kicked goals and engineered a string of openings but also scored the crucial opening try.'
  24. 'Against Eaglehawk, they kicked nine goals in the second quarter to lead at half-time.'
  25. 'Barking scored a penalty before Dave Lewis kicked a drop goal a minute later to put them 16-9 ahead.'
Succeed in giving up (a habit or addiction)
  1. 'she was trying to kick heroin'
  2. 'Some people have said it's easier to withdraw from heroin than to kick the tobacco habit.'
  3. 'Each time he would promise to kick his crippling addictions to heroin and alcohol, but would lapse again almost immediately.'
  4. 'For people trying to kick the cigarette habit, gums, patches, lollipops, and lip balms that contain nicotine are often useful.'
  5. 'Arrested three times on drugs charges, he was finally forced to put his career on hold for a year while he kicked his habit.'
  6. 'It's National No-Smoking Day on Wednesday, a day when millions of tobacco addicts try to kick their unpleasant habit.'
  7. 'A cocaine vaccine developed by a UK pharmaceutical company could help cocaine addicts kick their habit.'
  8. 'Despite a promise to kick the nicotine habit, he has only managed to cut down from three packs a day to an almost respectable one.'
  9. 'Since his arrest he has been to Gamblers Anonymous sessions in Bristol in a bid to kick the spiralling habit.'
  10. 'But I also recognise that kicking addictions is terribly difficult, and the time of being admitted to hospital is not the time to try it.'
  11. 'In recent years he has kicked his bad habits, embraced marriage and fatherhood, and earned international acclaim as an elder statesman of rock.'
(of a gun) recoil when fired.
  1. 'He fired another three shots from his rifle, feeling it kick back in his arms.'
  2. 'You expect very small, very powerful guns to kick hard enough to hurt you.'
  3. 'She pulled the trigger and the rifle kicked back.'


A blow or forceful thrust with the foot.
  1. 'Suddenly, the group is upon him, delivering a number of punishing kicks and other blows'
  2. 'A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of a single blow to the neck, probably a kick.'
  3. 'I was gazing out of the window when I felt a sharp kick on the back of my chair.'
  4. 'Fighting broke out when one of the team physios aimed a karate kick at an opposing player.'
  5. 'He was knocked out by a kick to the head.'
  6. 'The colonel responded with a swift kick that sent him sprawling.'
  7. 'A more probable explanation for some injuries was that they were caused by blows and kicks.'
  8. 'Examples of abuse include punches, kicks, blows and partial suffocation by placing a rubber gas mask over the person's face.'
  9. 'He fell to the ground, hard, and had to curl himself into a ball as kicks were rained on his body.'
  10. 'Patrick walked forward and landed a kick to the side of Sam's head.'
  11. 'Scott's kick went wide of the goal'
  12. 'A gust of wind resulted in one kick from the touchline blowing right back to the corner flag at the same side of the pitch.'
  13. 'With a brilliant kick from the touchline Cooke ended the scoring.'
  14. 'As a receiver, Hall adjusts well to poorly thrown balls and also can return kicks.'
  15. 'Six minutes from the break Henderson tried his luck again with a penalty but sent the kick wide.'
  16. 'Captain Michelle Harrison took the kick and floated the ball high across the six-yard box.'
  17. 'O'Meara had another chance to stretch the lead two minutes before the break when Leinster won a penalty on the half-way line but his kick went wide.'
  18. 'They started on fire and an accurate cross kick from scrum half Barry Corbett put right winger Jon Cole in for an early unconverted try.'
  19. 'The kick drifted wide of the posts and the visitors' place in the final was secured after a game that neither side deserved to lose.'
  20. 'Doncaster went ahead after three minutes when York failed to deal with an up-and-under kick and the home scrum-half scored unopposed.'
  21. 'Bower produced some gymnastics to keep the ball in play with an overhead kick across the goal-mouth.'
  22. 'Paul Barnard has become an excellent kick for goal.'
A sudden forceful jolt.
  1. 'There is a sudden kick on the rod and yes, it is indeed a fish, a perch that stays deep for several minutes before, slowly, it begins to swim to the surface.'
  2. 'The aircraft commander, who was at the controls, waited for the kick associated with the missile release.'
  3. 'He had conditioned himself to ignore the kick and the sharp report, and to hold the sights steady and press the trigger smoothly.'
  4. 'Many recruits were worried about the kick of a rifle.'
  5. 'he suffered a kick on the pink in frame four'
  6. 'A Doherty break of 26 was then halted by a kick on the white.'
The sharp stimulant effect of alcohol or a drug.
  1. 'It tastes like watered down barley water with a bit of an alcoholic kick.'
  2. 'It comes in twelve different fruit flavours and the alcoholic kick is provided by schnapps.'
  3. 'Those who drink Corona beer often shove a lime wedge into the bottle to give the beer a citrus kick.'
  4. 'It has quite a kick, emphasised by a pungent aroma that brings tears to the eyes and a hanky to the nose.'
  5. 'My girlfriend had vegetarian fajitas that were perfectly spiced to give a kick to a rather bland selection of vegetables.'
  6. 'I get such a kick out of driving a racing car'
  7. 'He is passionate about football and gets a real kick out of seeing the children in his club succeed.'
  8. 'The Adventure Show focuses on fanatics who get their kicks out of non-traditional sports with an emphasis on extremes and endurance.'
  9. 'They get their kicks from destroying property, scaring people and inflicting pain.'
  10. 'We have found too, that these younger patients have a great deal to contribute to our entire treatment programme through their energy and enthusiasm and that they get a kick out of doing so.'
  11. 'There is, it seems, a certain sort of human pathology, male pathology, to which this appeals, just as serial killers get a kick from their power over the powerless.'
  12. 'Horror fans should get a kick out of this obscure little film.'
  13. 'We just get a big kick out of seeing our names in the paper…that's what drives people like us into this business'
  14. 'the jogging kick'
  15. 'The last couple of years I've been on a big Motown kick.'
  16. 'Lately I have been back on the self-examination kick.'
  17. 'I went on a health kick this summer, and weaned myself almost entirely off donuts.'
Soft sports shoes; trainers.
  1. 'It's just that when your coworker complimented you on your new kicks, you weren't expecting her to go out and buy the exact same ones.'
  2. 'Nearly 30% of respondents wear their kicks just for kicks - not as a get-up to participate in any sport.'
  3. 'In simple terms, the deal meant that each team had a 'Home' and an 'Away' coloured pair of kicks to match their jerseys.'
  4. 'He's rocking his dad's old Sixers jersey and the red, white and blue adidas kicks that were specially made for him a while back.'
  5. 'If your idea of an appropriate outfit to wear to the grocery store is a flannel shirt, green sweatpants and a pink pair of these kicks, stay in the house.'
  6. 'We cashed-up city folk spend a good deal of time trying and buying new kicks.'
  7. 'Reebok apparently declined to sign him to an endorsement deal, ending their bidding war with Nike for #8 to wear their kicks.'
  8. 'I never knew his name, we just called him "boots" after the Western kicks he wore always.'
  9. 'Meaning he could wear a different pair of kicks - and we're talking different individual makes here, no two alike - every day for five years.'
  10. 'First, he reported that MJ wouldn't be wearing retro kicks for the game because they give him blisters.'
  11. 'To keep it fair and square, all names will be put into the tank and the lucky winners will be able to snap up a very collectable pair of kicks for only $250.'

More definitions

1. to strike with the foot or feet: to kick the ball; to kick someone in the shins.

2. to drive, force, make, etc., by or as if by kicks.

3. Football. to score (a field goal or a conversion) by place-kicking or drop-kicking the ball.

4. Informal. to make (a car) increase in speed, especially in auto racing: He kicked his car into high gear.

5. to strike in recoiling: The gun kicked his shoulder.

6. Slang. to give up or break (a drug addiction): Has he kicke

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be kick over heres."

"people can be kick in teeth."

"people can be kick at partitions."

"people can be kick."

"people/places/organizations can be kick."

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