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Pleasure, especially when gained from the satisfaction of a desire
A pleasurably intense stimulation of the feelings
“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.”
The emotion usually following humour and accompanied by laughter
Great happiness and exhilaration
A state of deriving, or a source that provides, gratification or enjoyment
Exciting or fast-paced activity
A feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a forceful coming together of two things
“I felt a kick in my hands as the jackhammer came roaring to life.”
Strike or propel forcibly with the foot
“If you like football, go out and kick a ball around with a few mates.”
To express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
“He's been kicking all week about not getting the promotion.”
Quit a habit
“On any given day there are literally thousands of people trying to kick the smoking habit.”
(of a gun) To recoil when fired
“You expect very small, very powerful guns to kick hard enough to hurt you.”
Kicks off
To strike or hit with the foot or other extremity of the leg
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