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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 football

play

verb

to hit or kick a ball

shoot

verb

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

cross

verb

in sports such as football, 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 forwards with a ball by kicking or bouncing it several times in games such as football and basketball

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 football

stroke

verb

to hit or kick a ball with a smooth movement

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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

clear

verb

if you clear a ball, or if it clears in a game such as football, you succeed in kicking or hitting it away from your goal

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

float

verb

mainly journalism to kick or hit a ball so that it moves slowly through the air

follow through

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

ground

verb

mainly journalism in sport, to put or hit the ball into the ground, or to make it roll along the ground

head

verb

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

hit up

to get ready to play a game such as tennis by hitting the ball over the net

hoick

verb

Britishinformal to hit a ball very hard

kick around

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

kick off

when a football match kicks off, the players start it by kicking the ball

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

nod

verb

if a football player nods the ball in a particular direction, they hit it there with their head

punt

verb

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

return

verb

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

rifle

verb

to hit or kick a ball hard so that it moves very fast in a straight line

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 downwards very hard

square

verb

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

stab

verb

mainly journalism to quickly push or kick a ball somewhere

strike

verb

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

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 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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