Kick-up meaning

(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.

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(figuratively, by extension, US) To raise, to increase (a price).

The rent has been kicked up again.

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(figuratively) To stir up (trouble), to cause (a disturbance).
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(idiomatic, intransitive) To show anger (about something).

He kicked up about it when they told him the train had been cancelled.

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(idiomatic, intransitive, US) To function improperly, to show signs of disorder, (of an illness) to flare up.

The car is kicking up.

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