(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (slang) (often kickin') Terrific, great (of clothes) smart, fashionable.

- a kicking pair of jeans

- a kicking party

2. (slang) Alive, active (especially in the phrase alive and kicking)

- still kicking at 89


1. 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): kick

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

2. 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, kick

Definition categories: act, blow

Sentences with kicking as a noun:

- In boxing, kicking one's opponent is not allowed.

- The bullies pushed the boy over and gave him a kicking.


1. present participle of kick