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Definition of kick around phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

kick around

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    kick around

    (informal)
     
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  1. 1(usually used in the progressive tenses) to be lying somewhere not being used There's a pen kicking around on my desk somewhere.
  2. 2to go from one place to another with no particular purpose They spent the summer kicking around Europe.

kick somebody around

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to treat someone in a rough or unfair way She'd had enough of being kicked around by her boss.

kick something around

(informal)
 
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to discuss an idea, a plan, etc. in an informal way We'll kick some ideas around and make a decision tomorrow.
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