- The definition of a kick is a hit with the foot.
An example of a kick is a strike to a soccer ball with one foot.
- To kick is defined as to strike or hit with the foot or feet.
An example of to kick is to send a soccer ball into the goal.
A soccer player kicks the ball.
kick definition by Webster's New World
- to strike out with the foot or feet, as in anger, or in swimming, dancing, etc.
- to spring back suddenly, as a gun when fired; recoil
- to bounce or ricochet, often in a way that is unexpected or seemingly erratic: his tee shot kicked off to the right
- Informal to object strongly; complain; grumble
- Football to kick the ball
Origin: Middle English kiken ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to strike or shove suddenly with the foot or feet
- to drive or move (a ball, etc.) by striking with the foot
- to make or force (one's way, etc.) by kicking
- to score (a goal or point in football) by kicking
- ☆ Slang
- to stop taking (a narcotic drug)
- to get rid of (a habit)
- a blow with or thrust of the foot
- a method of kicking
- a sudden, sharp thrust or jolt, as the recoil of a gun when fired
- a sudden burst of speed by a runner toward the end of a race
- ☆ Informal an objection; complaint
- ☆ Informal a stimulating or intoxicating effect, as of alcoholic liquor
- ☆ Informal pleasure; esp., pleasurable excitement
- Slang pocket
- the act of kicking the ball
- the kicked ball
- the distance that it travels
- one's turn at kicking
Origin: probably ; from kick
kick definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb kicked, kick·ing, kicks verb, intransitive
- To strike out with the foot or feet.
- Sports a. To score or gain ground by kicking a ball.b. To punt in football.c. To propel the body in swimming by moving the legs, as with a flutter kick or frog kick.
- To recoil: The powerful rifle kicked upon being fired.
- Informal a. To express negative feelings vigorously; complain.b. To oppose by argument; protest.
- To strike with the foot.
- To propel by striking with the foot.
- To spring back against suddenly: The rifle kicked my shoulder when I fired it.
- Sports To score (a goal or point) by kicking a ball.
- a. A vigorous blow with the foot.b. Sports The motion of the legs that propels the body in swimming.
- A jolting recoil: a rifle with a heavy kick.
- Slang A complaint; a protest.
- Slang Power; force: a car engine with a lot of kick.
- Slang a. A feeling of pleasurable stimulation: got a kick out of the show.b. kicks Fun: went bowling just for kicks.
- Slang Temporary, often obsessive interest: I'm on a science fiction kick.
- Slang A sudden, striking surprise; a twist.
- Sports a. The act or an instance of kicking a ball.b. A kicked ball.c. The distance spanned by a kicked ball.
Origin: Middle English kiken, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.
kick - Phrases/Idioms
kick aroundor kick aboutâ Informal
- to treat roughly
- to move from place to place
- to lie about unnoticed or forgotten
- to think about or discuss informally
- to use power or authority, as to force others into achieving a goal or goals
- to punish, treat roughly, etc.
- â Informal to recoil suddenly and in an unexpected way
- â Slang to give back (a portion of money received as pay, commission, etc.), often as a result of coercion or a previous understanding
- â Slang
- to lean or lie back
- to relax or rest
- Slang to pay (one's share)
- Informal to take effect
- to put a football into play with a kickoff
- â to start (a campaign, etc.)
- â Slang to die
- Slang to depart; leave
- Informal to get rid of; expel; dismiss
- Football to make a kick out of bounds
- to raise by kicking
- Informal to make or cause (trouble, confusion, etc.)
on a kickâ
kick the bucket
kick the habit
kick up (one's) heels