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To kick or hit a ball in a game or sport - thesaurus

Synonyms

strike at

to try to hit or kick something such as a ball with your hand, foot, or a piece of sports equipment

kick

verb

to hit a ball with your foot in a game such as soccer

play

verb

to hit or kick a ball

knock

verb

to hit a ball

cross

verb

in sports such as soccer, to kick or hit the ball from one side of the field to someone in the middle or on the other side

pass

verb

to kick, hit, or throw the ball to another player in a sports team

dribble

verb

to move forward with a ball by bouncing or kicking it several times in games such as basketball and soccer

smash

verb

to hit a ball very hard

hook

verb

to hit, kick, or throw a ball so that it moves in a curved direction, especially in golf or soccer

shoot

verb

in a sport, to throw or kick a ball in an attempt to score points

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angle

verb

to make a ball move in a direction that is not straight in front of you

backhand

verb

to hit a ball using a backhand

blast

verb

to kick or hit a ball very hard

chip

verb

to hit or kick a ball so that it goes high into the air for a short distance

drill

verb

mainly journalism to kick or hit a ball hard

drive

verb

to hit or kick a ball hard in a particular direction

field

verb

to catch or pick up a ball that has been hit and throw it back

follow through

to continue the movement of your arm or leg after you have hit, kicked, or thrown a ball in a sport

head

verb

to hit the ball with your head in the game of soccer

kick around

to kick a ball in a casual way without showing much enthusiasm or seriousness

kick off

when a football game kicks off, a player starts it by kicking the ball

knock around

to kick, hit, or throw a ball in an informal game

lob

verb

to hit or kick a ball high into the air and usually over the head of another player

mishit

verb

to hit or kick a ball badly in a game

punt

verb

to drop a ball from your hands and kick it, especially in the game of football

put

verb

to kick or hit something into a particular position

retake

verb

to perform a kick or a hit again in a game such as soccer

return

verb

to hit a ball back to your opponent in a game such as tennis

serve

verb

to hit a ball to your opponent in order to start playing for a point in a game such as tennis

sky

verb

mainly journalism to send a ball high into the air

slice

verb

to hit a ball on its edge so that it curves or spins

slice

verb

to make a mistake when hitting a ball and make it curve to the side instead of going straight

spike

verb

in the sport of volleyball, to hit the ball downward very hard

square

verb

British to hit or kick a ball to someone level with you, not in front or behind

strike

verb

formal to hit or kick something such as a ball with your hand, foot, or a piece of sports equipment

stroke

verb

to hit or kick a ball with a smooth movement

take possession (of)

to start to have or control the ball in a sport such as football

time

verb

to hit a ball well or badly in a sport because of the exact moment when you hit it

touch

verb

to hit or kick a ball in a game

volley

verb

to hit or kick a ball back to an opponent before it touches the ground

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