kick, boot, kicking(noun)
the act of delivering a blow with the foot
"he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick(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"
iron boot, peak, recoil, strike, haste, accusation, thrill, shudder, blossom, commission, electric charge, prime, squawk, belt, explosive charge, blush, fringe, smash, care, hit, knock, bam, complaint, bloom, gripe, heraldic bearing, billing, cathexis, clap, the boot, tutelage, hot flash, eruption, boot, efflorescence, outpouring, bursting charge, smasher, armorial bearing, guardianship, direction, rosiness, kicking, quiver, chill, charge, upsurge, heyday, rushing, frisson, bearing, spate, hurry, tingle, flower, flush, bitch, bang, bash, blast, rush, shiver, burster, iron heel, mission, gush, surge, beef
the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk(noun)
informal terms for objecting
"I have a gripe about the service here"
the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)
"a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
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"
drive or propel with the foot
thrash about or strike out with the feet
strike with the foot
"The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"
kick a leg up
kick back, recoil, kick(verb)
spring back, as from a forceful thrust
"The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
rebound, sound off, kick back, quail, spring, flinch, funk, plain, squinch, ricochet, cringe, give up, bounce, backlash, kvetch, wince, quetch, recoil, backfire, resile, complain, reverberate, take a hop, shrink, bound
kick, give up(verb)
"kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"
spare, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, resign, forgo, throw in, kvetch, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, quetch, dispense with, recoil, give up, stop, sound off, relinquish, throw in the towel, plain, deliver, renounce, cease, chuck up the sponge, complain, discontinue, kick back, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, forego, quit, cede
make a goal
"He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch(verb)
express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
"My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
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How to use kick in a sentence?
Unforgivingness, hatred, sadness, bitterness and other habits like that do come home to roost i.e. they eventually affect the doer(s) adversely (boomerang). Thus, break or kick the habits in question. I mean, desist/abstain from all of the above habits.
I really enjoyed my time at Amgen. It was a lot of fun, and I did pretty well. But I realized it was going to be a very long, slow career path, i thought, ‘Man, I will kick myself for the rest of my life if Mike goes off and does this and it’s a huge success, and I didn’t do it with him.’ I didn’t want to miss out. If I knew what I was getting myself into, I probably wouldn’t have done it, to be totally honest.
I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t,’ i tried to get away, but maybe I didn’t try hard enough. I didn’t want to kick him or fight him.
INDCs have been put on the table, but the linkages between funding them and getting implementation going is still in the early stages. This is trying to kick-start that.
Demand for water will rise as the population grows, whilst water supply is likely to reduce as the effects of climate change kick in, around 25 years from now, where those two lines cross is known by some as the jaws of death -- the point at which we will not have enough water to supply our needs, unless we take action to change things.
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- cop de peu, puntada de peuCatalan, Valencian
- kopnout, kopCzech
- sparke, sparkDanish
- kicken, treten, schießenGerman
- coz, patada, patear, puntapiéSpanish
- لگد زدن, لگدPersian
- potku, potkia, potkaistaFinnish
- coup de pied, botter, kickerFrench
- breabScottish Gaelic
- בעיטה, העיף, בעטHebrew
- sparka í, sparka út af, sparka út, spark, sparkaIcelandic
- colpo di piede, calcio, calciare, piedataItalian
- 발 차기Korean
- شهق, لهقه, شهق لێدانKurdish
- conscindo pedibus, conscindo calcibus, conscindeo calcibusLatin
- spardyti, spirti, spardytis, spyrisLithuanian
- spārdīt, spārdīties, spert, spēriensLatvian
- schoppen, stamp, trappen, schop, kick, trap, stampenDutch
- sparkNorwegian Nynorsk
- sparke, sparkNorwegian
- kopać, wykop, kopnięciePolish
- chute, chutarPortuguese
- пнуть, лягаться, пинок, лягнуть, пинаться, лягать, пинатьRussian
- brca, brcnitiSlovene
- rahaSouthern Sotho
- kick, spark, sparkaSwedish
- తాపు, తన్నుTelugu
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