Definition of kick verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    kick

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//kɪk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they kick
     
    he / she / it kicks
     
    past simple kicked
     
    -ing form kicking
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to hit someone or something with your foot kick (somebody/something) She was punched and kicked by her attackers. Stop kicking—it hurts! kick somebody/something + adv./prep./adj. The boys were kicking a ball around in the yard. Vandals had kicked the door down.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] kick (something) to move your legs as if you were kicking something The dancers kicked their legs in the air. The child was dragged away,kicking and screaming.
  3. 3[transitive] kick yourself (informal) to be annoyed with yourself because you have done something stupid, missed an opportunity, etc. He'll kick himself when he finds out he could have had the job.
  4. 4 [transitive] kick something (in some sports) to score points by kicking the ball to kick a penalty/goal/fieldgoal
  5. Idioms
    alive and kicking
     
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    very active or healthy
    beat/kick (the) hell out of somebody/something,knock hell out of somebody/something(informal)
     
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    to hit someone or something very hard He was a dirty player and loved to kick hell out of the opposition.
    beat/kick (the) hell out of somebody/something,knock hell out of somebody/something(informal)
     
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    to hit someone or something very hard He was a dirty player and loved to kick hell out of the opposition.
    kick ass/butt(slang)
     
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    (impolite) to succeed or win in an impressive way Let’s show them that we’re ready to kick some ass!
    kick somebody's ass/butt(slang)
     
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    (impolite) to punish or defeat someone
    kick the bucket(informal or humorous)
     
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    to die
    kick the habit, drug, booze, etc.
     
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    to stop doing something harmful that you have done for a long time
    kick somebody in the teeth/stomach
     
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    to disappoint someone greatly or fail to give them help when they need it
    kick up a fuss, stink, etc.(informal)
     
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    to complain loudly about something They'll usually give you your money back if you threaten to kick up a stink.
    kick up your heels(informal)
     
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    to be relaxed and enjoy yourself
    kick somebody upstairs(informal)
     
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    to move someone to a job that seems to be more important but which actually has less power or influence
    kick somebody when they're down
     
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    to continue to hurt someone when they are already defeated, etc.
    Phrasal Verbskick against somethingkick aroundkick somebody aroundkick something aroundkick backkick inkick offkick off (with something)kick somethingoffkick off somethingkick somebody out (of something)kick upkick somethingup
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: kick