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Noun
A thrill of pleasurable, often reckless excitement
“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.”
Noun
The sharp stimulant effect of alcohol or a drug
“My girlfriend had vegetarian fajitas that were perfectly spiced to give a kick to a rather bland selection of vegetables.”
Noun
Strike or propel forcibly with the foot
“If you like football, go out and kick a ball around with a few mates.”
Noun
A temporary interest in a particular thing
“I would suggest that increased numbers in 2003 had more to do with last year's hot summer than a sudden health kick by visitors.”
Noun
A feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent
“… nowadays there seem to be few words in the dictionary that do not raise a kick from one person or another.”
Noun
A forceful coming together of two things
“I felt a kick in my hands as the jackhammer came roaring to life.”
Verb
Strike or propel forcibly with the foot
“If you like football, go out and kick a ball around with a few mates.”
Verb
To express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
“… he's been kicking all week about not getting the promotion.”
Verb
Quit a habit
“On any given day there are literally thousands of people trying to kick the smoking habit.”
Verb
To recoil
“You expect very small, very powerful guns to kick hard enough to hurt you.”
Verb
Verb
To strike or hit with the foot or other extremity of the leg
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