(noun, verb)


1. the act of delivering a blow with the foot

- he gave the ball a powerful kick

- the team's kicking was excellent

Similar word(s): boot, kicking

Definition categories: act, blow

2. the swift release of a store of affective force

- he does it for kicks

Similar word(s): bang, boot, charge, flush, rush, thrill

Definition categories: feeling, excitement, exhilaration

3. the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

Similar word(s): recoil

Definition categories: event, motion, movement

4. informal terms for objecting

Similar word(s): beef, gripe, squawk

Definition categories: communication, objection

5. the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)

- a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick

Definition categories: thought, input, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus

6. a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics

- the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements

- the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him

Similar word(s): kicking

Definition categories: act, motility, motion, move, movement

Sentences with kick as a noun:

- A kick to the knee.

- The ballerina did a high kick and a leap.

- I finally saw the show. What a kick!

- I think I sprained something on my latest exercise kick.

- The car had a nasty kick the whole way.

- The pool ball took a wild kick, up off the table.

- a long kick up the field.


1. drive or propel with the foot

Definition categories: contact, impel, propel

2. thrash about or strike out with the feet

Definition categories: motion

3. strike with the foot

- The boy kicked the dog

- Kick the door down

Definition categories: contact, hit

4. kick a leg up

Definition categories: motion, dance

5. spring back, as from a forceful thrust

- The gun kicked back into my shoulder

Similar word(s): recoil

Definition categories: contact, bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring

6. stop consuming

- kick a habit

Definition categories: consumption, forego, foreswear, forgo, relinquish, waive

7. make a goal

- He kicked the extra point after touchdown

Definition categories: competition, hit, score, tally

8. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

- She has a lot to kick about

Similar word(s): complain, kvetch, plain, quetch

Definition categories: communication

Sentences with kick as a verb:

- Did you kick your brother?

- He enjoyed the simple pleasure of watching the kickline kick.

- Kick the ball into the goal.

- He was kicked by ChanServ for flooding.

- By taking that medication, he managed to get his triggered phobia of heights kicked.

- I still smoke, but they keep telling me to kick the habit.

- He was kicked sideways by the force of the blast.