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To strike or propel, usually forcibly, with the foot
“The kicker may kick the ball from any point directly behind the spot where the catch was made.”
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To quit or stop a habit
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“On any given day, there are literally thousands of people trying to kick the smoking habit.”
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To recoil, as of firearms when fired
“You expect these powerful guns to kick hard enough to hurt you.”
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To express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment, usually tiresomely
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“Sports fans in the stadium would kick all day about the calls of the umpire.”
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To take violent or aggressive action against
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To solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)
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(sport) To kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to another player
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To collide forcefully with something
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To fend off or defend against something hostile
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Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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To restore (someone) to a physically sound or healthy condition
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To cause to give in to pressure
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To prevent oneself from
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A strike with the foot, usually forcibly
“The officer simply gave the door a good kick, and as expected, the frame gave way.”
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A thrill of pleasurable, often reckless, excitement
“Chuck would get a kick out of driving down the highway on Route 66.”
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A strong taste, flavor, or smell
“Heavy spices were used to give a kick to an otherwise bland selection of vegetables.”
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(figuratively) Energy, vitality or vigor
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“It does my heart good to see him with that extra kick in his step.”
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A temporary interest in a particular thing
“I would suggest that increased numbers had more to do with last year's hot summer than a sudden health kick by visitors.”
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A feeling, act or declaration of disapproval or objection to something
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“They pay for nothing, but they are the first ones to raise a kick about someone not living up to the schedule.”
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A jerking or buckling motion
“The pool ball took a wild kick, up off the table.”
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A collision or impact, typically caused by a kicking action
“Working on the bread, she felt a kick against her abdomen. She stopped, startled a moment, her hands deep, gripping in the dough, and felt the kick again.”
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The degree to which the muscles in a body part are developed
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An activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure
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Great happiness and exhilaration
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Something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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Kick starting with ball on ground
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Pleasure, especially when gained from the satisfaction of a desire
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The realization or fulfilment of a plan or project
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Help or encouragement given to someone or something
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A feeling of resentment over something believed to be wrong or unfair
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An insult caused by a failure to show someone proper respect or attention
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Denoting amusement, enjoyment or pleasure
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