- I UK [kɪk] / US
Word forms "kick":
present tense I/you/we/they kick he/she/it kicks present participle kicking past tense kicked past participle kicked
1)a) [intransitive/transitive] to hit someone or something with your foot
Mum! Jimmy kicked me!kick something to/towards/away from someone/something:
Some children will bite and kick when they get angry.kick something open/closed/shut:
He kicked the bottle towards the bin and missed.kick someone in the stomach/face/head etc:
Southgate kicked the door open.
She felt as if she had been kicked in the stomach.b) to hit a ball with your foot in a game such as football
the pleasure of kicking a ball across a stretch of grass2) [intransitive/transitive] to move your legs as if you were kicking something
Take your baby's nappy off and let her kick a bit.3) [transitive] informal to stop doing something that is bad for youkick the habit:
Amanda has finally managed to kick smoking.
Do you smoke and want to kick the habit?4) [transitive] to hit a horse's sides with your heels in order to make it move forward
Flora kicked her horse into a canter.•impolite to punish or defeat someone
kick (someone's) ass— mainly American
If he gives you any problems, let me know and I'll kick his ass.impolite to show someone what you are capable of doing or achieving, especially in a very determined way
kick (some) ass/butt— mainly American
Let's get out there and kick some ass!- kick in- kick off- kick out- kick upSee:alive, drag I
II UK [kɪk] / US noun
Word forms "kick":
singular kick plural kicks
1) [countable] a hit with your footgive someone/something a kick:
Lifting her foot, she aimed a kick at George.take a kick at someone:
Bobby gave the door a good kick.a kick in the face/jaw/teeth etc:
One man took a flying kick at a police officer.
Fowler received a kick in the face that broke his jaw.a) an act of kicking a ball in a game
Barnes had missed three easy kicks at goal.b) a sudden movement of your leg forward and upwards, especially in a dance
the high kicks of the cancan2) [singular] informal a feeling of excitement or pleasureget a kick out of/from something:
To become involved with professional football is a real kick for me.do something for kicks:
I get a real kick out of seeing my children do well in school.
I just play the banjo for kicks – I'm not very good at it.•
a kick in the teeth/stomach/guts— informal something that makes you feel very disappointed or upset, especially when you have been trying hard to achieve something
He described the court's decision as a kick in the teeth to the people of Britain.
English dictionary. 2014.