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Lifting her foot, she aimed a kick at George.
Bobby gave the door a good kick.
One man took a flying kick at a police officer.
Fowler received a kick in the face that broke his jaw.
To become involved with professional football is a real kick for me.
I get a real kick out of seeing my children do well in school.
I just play the banjo for kicks – I'm not very good at it.
This is the British English definition of kick. View American English definition of kick.
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