Kick

Definition of Kick

Pronunciation: kĭk
v. t.1.To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.
[imp. & p. p. Kicked (kĭkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Kicking.]
He [Frederick the Great] kicked the shins of his judges.
- Macaulay.
2.To evict or remove from a place or position, usually with out or off; as, they kicked him off the staff; he was kicked out of the restaurant; the landlord kicked them out of the apartment for making too much noise.
3.(Sport) To score (goals or points) by kicking; as, they kicked three field goals in the game.
4.To discontinue; - usually used of habitual activities; as, to kick a habit; he kicked his drug habit.
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.
To kick the bucket
to lose one's life; to die.
- Milton.
To kick oneself
to experience strong regret; as, he kicked himself for not investing in the stock market in 1995.
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.
I should kick, being kicked.
- Shak.
2.To recoil; - said of a musket, cannon, etc.; also called kick back.
3.(Football) To make a kick as an offensive play.
4.To complain strenuously; to object vigorously.
5.To resist.
n.1.A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot.
A kick, that scarce would move 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.
5.A surge of pleasure; a thrill; - usually used in the phrase get a kick out of; as, I always get a kick out of watching an ice skater do a quadruple jump.

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