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noun kick pronunciation in British English /kɪk/
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  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.
    take a kick at someone: One man took a flying kick at a police officer.
    a kick in the face/jaw/teeth etc: Fowler received a kick in the face that broke his jaw.
    1. a.
      an act of kicking a ball in a game
      Barnes had missed three easy kicks at goal.
  2. 2
    [singular] informal a feeling of excitement or pleasure
    To become involved with professional football is a real kick for me.
    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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