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Meaning of KICK

Pronunciation:  kik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
  3. [n]  the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
  4. [n]  informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
  5. [n]  the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
  6. [n]  the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a rush!"; "he does it for kicks"
  7. [v]  express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
  8. [v]  make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
  9. [v]  stop consuming; "kick a habit"
  10. [v]  strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"
  11. [v]  spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
  12. [v]  drive or propel with the foot, as in sports such as football
  13. [v]  thrash about or strike out with the feet
  14. [v]  kick a leg up

KICK is a 4 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: bang, beef, bitch, boot, boot, charge, complain, flush, gripe, kick back, kicking, kvetch, plain, quetch, recoil, recoil, rush, sound off, squawk, thrill
 Antonyms: cheer, cheer up, chirk up
 See Also: backbite, beef, bellyache, bemoan, bewail, bitch, bleat, blow, boot, boot out, bounce, bound, croak, dance, deplore, displace, dropkick, dropkick, drop-kick, drop-kick, drum out, excitement, exhilaration, expel, forgo, give up, gnarl, goal-kick, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, grumble, hen-peck, hit, hit, holler, impel, input, inveigh, kick down, kick in, kick out, kick up, lament, motility, motion, motion, move, move, move, movement, movement, murmur, mutter, nag, objection, oust, peck, place kick, place-kick, place-kick, place-kicking, propel, protest, punt, punt, punting, rack up, rail, rebound, regret, repine, report, resile, reverberate, ricochet, scold, score, scuff, spring, squawk, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, swimming kick, take a hop, tally, throw out, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, whine, yammer, yawp



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Kick\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kicred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Kicking}.] [W. cicio, fr. cic foot.]
    To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a
    horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.
          He [Frederick the Great] kicked the shins of his
          judges.                                  --Macaulay.
    {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. &
  2. \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.
             I should kick, being kicked.          --Shak.
    2. To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.
  3. \Kick\, n.
    1. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with
       the foot.
             A kick, that scarce would more a horse, May kill a
             sound divine.                         --Cowper.
    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}.
    3. (Brickmaking) A projection in a mold, to form a depression
       in the surface of the brick.
    4. The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.
Computing Dictionary

[IRC] To cause somebody to be removed from a irc channel, an option only available to chops. This is an extreme measure, often used to combat extreme flamage or flooding, but sometimes used at the chop's whim. Compare gun.

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