kick• Next came his three younger sisters whom he began to terrorise - biting, kicking and scratching them.• He was draggedkicking and screaming into a waiting police car.• One boylay 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 gangkicked him in the stomach.• That meanssales of anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 copies are needed before profitskick in.• I could feel the babykickinginside 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 entireflight.• 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 tobaccohabit.kick somebody in the stomach/face/shin etc• Hickskicked 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 patientproceeded to kick me in the shins.• He then knocked a 21-year-old girl over and kicked her in the face, before halfchoking and battering a 23-year-old.• Haines fell over and a Corporalkicked 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]1KICKa movement of your foot or leg, usually to hit something with your footBrazil scored with the last kick of the match.Rory aimed a kick at her leg and missed.kung fu kicksIf the door won’t open, just give it a good kick.2DSFDSOthe act of kicking the ball in a sports game such as football, or the ball that is kicked and the direction it goes inBenjamin 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.3ENJOY/LIKE DOING somethingsomething that you enjoy because it is excitingSYN thrillget a kick out of/from (doing) somethingGerald gets a kick out of dressing as a woman.give somebody a kickIt gives her a kick to get you into trouble.do something (just) for kicksShe 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 Corpus
kick• Andy Stevenson's powerfulstrike as half time approached was followed by an injury time freekick from Ian Helliwell.• One karatekick 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 penaltykick 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 tremendouskick that was - straight into the goal from 200 yards.give ... a ... kick• The cyclistgave 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 heartgave 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, Weaselgave the newspaper a kick with the toe of his DocMartens.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 roseunchallenged 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