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verb kick pronunciation in British English /kɪk/
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present tense
I/you/we/theykick
he/she/itkicks
present participlekicking
past tensekicked
past participlekicked
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to hit someone or something with your foot
    Mum! Jimmy kicked me!
    Some children will bite and kick when they get angry.
    kick something to/towards/away from someone/something: He kicked the bottle towards the bin and missed.
    kick something open/closed/shut: Southgate kicked the door open.
    kick someone in the stomach/face/head etc: She felt as if she had been kicked in the stomach.
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    1. a.
      to hit a ball with your foot in a game such as football
      the pleasure of kicking a ball across a stretch of grass
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to move your legs as if you were kicking something
    Take your baby’s nappy off and let her kick a bit.
  3. 3
    [transitive] informal to stop doing something that is bad for you
    Amanda has finally managed to kick smoking.
    kick the habit: Do you smoke and want to kick the habit?
  4. 4
    [transitive] to hit a horses sides with your heels in order to make it move forward
    Flora kicked her horse into a canter.
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