From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishkickkick1 /kɪk/ ●●● S2 W3 verb [intransitive, transitive] 1 KICKto hit something with your footkick something down/over/around etc Billy was kicking a ball around the yard. The police kicked the door down.kick somebody in the stomach/face/shin etc There was a scuffle and he kicked me in the stomach.2 KICKto move your legs as if you are kicking something He kicked off his shoes and lay back on the bed. a row of dancers kicking their legs in the air A horse trotted past, kicking up dust from the road.3 → kick yourself4 → kick the habit5 → kick somebody when they are down6 → kick somebody in the teeth7 → kick somebody’s ass/butt8 → kick ass9 → kick your heels10 → kick up your heels11 → kick something into touch12 → kick up a fuss/stink/row13 → kicking and screaming14 → kick the shit out of somebody15 → kick against the pricks16 → kick somebody upstairs17 → be kicking (it)18 → be kicking it19 → kick over the traces20 → kick the bucket → kick (out) against something → kick around → kick back → kick in → kick off → kick somebody ↔ out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuskick• Next came his three younger sisters whom he began to terrorise - biting, kicking and scratching them.• He was dragged kicking and screaming into a waiting police car.• One boy lay on the floor, kicking and screaming.• He believed they understood what it was like to be kicked around by white men.• And if you gave them any grief at all, they said they would just kick her out.• Michael kicked him in the back, the force of the blow sending Tommy across the dirt-strewn floor.• One of the gang kicked him in the stomach.• That means sales of anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 copies are needed before profits kick in.• I could feel the baby kicking inside me.• The boy behind me kept kicking my chair.• He just kept right on kicking Pikey, and Pikey kept right on taking it.• Some jerk was kicking the back of my seat the entire flight.• Who kicked the ball over the fence?• They retailed around £38-£45, depending on the model, and for sound kicked the shit out of my Levin.• Men, however, do not tend to kick the tobacco habit.kick somebody in the stomach/face/shin etc• Hicks kicked him in the shin.• Of course, Sam said it again and I ran at him and kicked him in the shins.• Others looked as if they would like to kick him in the face.• The 20-year-old threw his first victim to the ground and kicked her in the face.• The first time I went there, I extended my hand, and the patient proceeded to kick me in the shins.• He then knocked a 21-year-old girl over and kicked her in the face, before half choking and battering a 23-year-old.• Haines fell over and a Corporal kicked him in the stomach, shouting at him to stand up.• As I slid to the floor I was kicked hard in the face with a slippered foot.kickkick2 ●●○ S3 noun [countable] 1 KICKa movement of your foot or leg, usually to hit something with your foot Brazil scored with the last kick of the match. Rory aimed a kick at her leg and missed. kung fu kicks If the door won’t open, just give it a good kick.2 DSFDSOthe act of kicking the ball in a sports game such as football, or the ball that is kicked and the direction it goes in Benjamin struck a post with an overhead kick.free/penalty kick (=an opportunity, allowed by the rules, for a player in one team to kick the ball without being stopped by the other team) Pearce came forward to take the free kick.3 ENJOY/LIKE DOING somethingsomething that you enjoy because it is exciting SYN thrillget a kick out of/from (doing) something Gerald gets a kick out of dressing as a woman.give somebody a kick It gives her a kick to get you into trouble.do something (just) for kicks She used to steal from shops for kicks.4 → a kick up the arse/backside/pants etc5 → a kick in the teeth6 → a kickCOLLOCATIONSverbsgive something a kickThe door was stuck; he gave it a kick.get a kickHe got a kick on the ankles from Anne.aim a kick at somebody/somethingLifting her foot, she aimed a kick at her brother.adjectivesa good kick (=a strong kick)The only way to make the drinks dispenser work is to give it a good kick.a hard kickA hard kick to the knee could cause a lot of damage.a high kick (=when someone raises their foot high into the air)The dance routine was full of high kicks.
Examples from the Corpuskick• Andy Stevenson's powerful strike as half time approached was followed by an injury time free kick from Ian Helliwell.• One karate kick can kill someone.• So Muster gave it a swift karate kick.• Newry clinched the points with almost the last kick of the game, Ralph scoring after sub Gary Hughes put him clear.• As it is, a penalty kick at goal can take up to two minutes out of the match.• It may be that Gary McAllister simply made a mess of his penalty kick.• Bahr's kick went just to the left of the goal post.• The length of time you hold it down determines the strength of the kick.• And what a tremendous kick that was - straight into the goal from 200 yards.give ... a ... kick• The cyclist gave him a parting kick as he pedalled off.• He gave a kick, and something skittered across the alley and bounced against the wall opposite.• And her heart gave just a little kick of worry as she turned to Ted Morgan again.• Pallister was responsible for one goal and Ince gave away the free kick for the other.• Also, it gave her a kick to trail her coat.• You put caffeine behind some other drug you've got inside you, and it gives that drug a kick.• Marvin gave me a smart kick under the table, nearly breaking the skin on my shin.• As he passed, Weasel gave the newspaper a kick with the toe of his Doc Martens.take ... kick• Coming through the door off - balance, taking the deflected kick - he'd absorbed that.• Demmollari took the spot kick, Wright parried and substitute Tlis Shulkai headed over the rebound.• Barnes put the Lions in front before Hastings took over the kicks after the interval.• I gave you three minutes to be in the bathroom and you have taken four. Kick.• Anthony should be higher cos he takes free kicks.• I take a kick at him.• Sutter took the kick himself and Adrian Knup rose unchallenged to head down and past the stranded Goram.• Both of them took turns to kick him in the mouth and eyes.do something (just) for kicks• Kent blew up things just for kicks.From Longman Business Dictionarykickkick /kɪk/ verb → kick in → kick something → off → kick somebody → out→ See Verb table