(third-person singular simple present kicks up, present participle kicking up, simple past and past participle kicked up)
- (intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see kick, up.
- She kicked up, which is to say, it was in an upward direction that she kicked.
- You could tell where he had been by the cloud of dust he had kicked up.
- She kicked the ball up, which is to say, she kicked and in that way caused the ball to move upwards.
- (figuratively, by extension, US) To raise, to increase (a price).
- The rent has been kicked up again.
- (figuratively) To stir up (trouble), to cause (a disturbance).
- (idiomatic, intransitive) To show anger (about something).
- He kicked up about it when they told him the train had been cancelled.
- (idiomatic, intransitive, US) To function improperly, to show signs of disorder, (of an illness) to flare up.
- The car is kicking up.