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kick Idioms & Phrases


corner kick

  • noun a free kick from the corner awarded to the other side when a player has sent the ball behind his own goal line
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dolphin kick

  • noun a swimming kick; an up and down kick of the feet together
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Drop kick

  • (Football), a kick given to the ball as it rebounds after having been dropped from the hands.
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drop-kick

  • verb make the point after a touchdown with a dropkick
    dropkick.
  • verb drop and kick (a ball) as it touches the ground, as for a field goal
    dropkick.
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flutter kick

  • noun a swimming kick; the legs are moved rapidly up and down without bending the knees
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free kick

  • noun (soccer) a place kick that is allowed for a foul or infringement by the other team
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frog kick

  • noun a swimming kick; knees are drawn upward and outward so the legs can be brought together when fully extended
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goal-kick

  • noun (rugby) an attempt to kick a goal
  • noun (association football) a kick by the defending side after the attacking side sends the ball over the goal-line
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kick about

  • verb be around; be alive or active
    kick about; knock about.
    • Does the old man still kick around?
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kick around

  • verb be around; be alive or active
    kick about; knock about.
    • Does the old man still kick around?
  • verb treat badly; abuse
    • They won't have me to kick around any more!
  • verb discuss lightly
    bandy.
    • We bandied around these difficult questions
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kick back

  • verb pay a kickback; make an illegal payment
  • verb spring back, as from a forceful thrust
    recoil; kick.
    • The gun kicked back into my shoulder
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kick down

  • verb open violently
    kick down.
    • kick in the doors
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kick downstairs

  • verb assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    bump; break; demote; relegate.
    • She was demoted because she always speaks up
    • He was broken down to Sergeant
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kick in

  • verb enter a particular state
    set in.
    • Laziness set in
    • After a few moments, the effects of the drug kicked in
  • verb contribute to some cause
    chip in; contribute; give.
    • I gave at the office
  • verb open violently
    kick down.
    • kick in the doors
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kick in the butt

  • noun punishment inflicted by kicking the victim in the behind
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kick off

  • verb commence officially
    inaugurate.
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kick one's heels

  • verb wait or pass the time aimlessly or futilely; be kept waiting
    cool one's heels.
    • She kicked her heels for hours at the gate of the Embassy
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kick out

  • verb force to leave or move out
    throw out; expel.
    • He was expelled from his native country
  • verb remove from a position or office
    oust; expel; boot out; drum out; throw out.
    • The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds
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kick pleat

  • noun pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking
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kick start

  • noun a starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body
    kick start.
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kick starter

  • noun a starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body
    kick start.
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kick the bucket

  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
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kick turn

  • noun a standing turn made in skiing; one ski is raised to the vertical and pivoted backward to become parallel with the other ski but headed in the opposite direction and then the other ski is aligned with the first
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kick up

  • noun raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand
  • verb cause to rise by kicking
    • kick up dust
  • verb evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    provoke; evoke; call forth.
    • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple
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kick upstairs

  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; elevate; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work
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kick-start

  • verb start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter
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Place kick

  • noun (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
    place kick.
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  • (Football), the act of kicking the ball after it has been placed on the ground.
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place-kick

  • verb kick (a ball) from a stationary position, in football
    place-kick.
  • verb score (a goal) by making a place kick
    place-kick.
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place-kicking

  • noun (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
    place kick.
  • verb kick (a ball) from a stationary position, in football
    place-kick.
  • verb score (a goal) by making a place kick
    place-kick.
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raise, ∨ kick up, dust

  • to make a commotion. Colloq.
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scissors kick

  • noun a kick used in the sidestroke; legs are brought together in a scissoring motion
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swimming kick

  • noun a movement of the legs in swimming
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To kick the beam

  • to fit up and strike the beam; said of the lighter arm of a loaded balance; hence, to be found wanting in weight. Milton.
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To kick the bucket

  • to die. Low
  • to lose one's life; to die. Colloq. & Low
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