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noun     kick pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [countable] a hit with your foot

    Lifting her foot, she aimed a kick at George.

    give someone/something a kick:

    Bobby gave the door a good kick.

    a kick in the face/jaw/teeth etc.:

    Fowler received a kick in the face that broke his jaw.

    take a kick at someone:

    One man took a running kick at a police officer.

    1. a.
      an act of kicking a ball in a game

      He missed an easy kick for three points.

  2. 2
    [singular] informal a feeling of excitement or pleasure

    He told the interviewer that to play Hamlet was a real kick for him.

    get a kick out of/from something:

    I get a real kick out of seeing my children do well in school.

    do something for kicks:

    I just play the banjo for kicks – I’m not very good at it.



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