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Meaning of kick

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the
           ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
           [syn: {kick}, {boot}, {kicking}]
      2: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a
         great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush
         from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" [syn: {bang},
         {boot}, {charge}, {rush}, {flush}, {thrill}, {kick}]
      3: the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired [syn: {recoil},
      4: informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the
         service here" [syn: {gripe}, {kick}, {beef}, {bitch},
      5: the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain
         drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful
      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"
         [syn: {kick}, {kicking}]
      v 1: drive or propel with the foot
      2: thrash about or strike out with the feet
      3: strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the
         door down"
      4: kick a leg up
      5: spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back
         into my shoulder" [syn: {kick back}, {recoil}, {kick}]
      6: stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol" [syn:
         {kick}, {give up}]
      7: make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
      8: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness;
         "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
         [syn: {complain}, {kick}, {plain}, {sound off}, {quetch},
         {kvetch}] [ant: {cheer}, {cheer up}, {chirk up}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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