Definition of "kick" []

  • To strike out with the foot or feet. (verb-intransitive)
  • Sports To score or gain ground by kicking a ball. (verb-intransitive)
  • Sports To punt in football. (verb-intransitive)
  • Sports To propel the body in swimming by moving the legs, as with a flutter kick or frog kick. (verb-intransitive)
  • To recoil: The powerful rifle kicked upon being fired. (verb-intransitive)
  • To drive or impel with the foot (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To hit with the foot or feet (verb)
  • To strike out or thrash about with the feet, as in fighting or swimming (verb)
  • To raise a leg high, as in dancing (verb)
  • (of a gun, etc) to recoil or strike in recoiling when fired (verb)
  • To make (a conversion or a drop goal) by means of a kick (verb)
  • To score (a goal) by means of a kicked conversion (verb)
  • To score (a goal) by a kick (verb)
  • To put on a sudden spurt (verb)
  • To make a sudden violent movement (verb)
  • (of a ball) to rear up sharply (verb)
  • To object or resist (verb)
  • To be active and in good health (esp in the phrase alive and kicking) (verb)
  • To change gear in (a car, esp a racing car) (verb)
  • To free oneself of (an addiction, etc) (verb)
  • A thrust or blow with the foot (noun)
  • Any of certain rhythmic leg movements used in swimming (noun)
  • The recoil of a gun or other firearm (noun)
  • A stimulating or exciting quality or effect (esp in the phrases get a kick out of or for kicks) (noun)
  • A sudden spurt, acceleration, or boost (noun)
  • A sudden violent movement (noun)
  • The sudden stimulating or intoxicating effect of strong alcoholic drink or certain drugs (noun)
  • Power or force (noun)
  • A temporary enthusiasm (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "kick" in a sentence
  • "*sidestep sidestep kick, *sidestep sidestep kick* Whoooo Hooo!"
  • "Secondly, Mother Nature can I hope you'll forgive the phrase kick our asses any time she decides to."
  • "I don't like changing the barrel, because then I have to re-sight the scope, and off the bench the kick is a real b! tch."