kick up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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 destroy homes.

  2. 2
    kick up a fuss/stink/row/dust informal to complain very angrily about someone or something

    The decision was changed after he kicked up a fuss.

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See also main entry: kick