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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theykick up
he/she/itkicks up
present participlekicking up
past tensekicked up
past participlekicked up
  1. 1
    kick up something to make something go up into the air
    The storm kicked up waves big enough to damage homes.
  2. 2
    kick up a fuss/stink/argument informal to complain very angrily about someone or something
    The decision was changed after he kicked up a fuss.
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