Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun kicking

2 senses of kicking

Sense 1
kick, kicking -- (a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics; "the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements"; "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him")
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Sense 2
kick, boot, kicking -- (the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb kick

8 senses of kick

Sense 1
kick -- (drive or propel with the foot)
       => propel, impel -- (cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship")

Sense 2
kick -- (thrash about or strike out with the feet)
       => strike out -- (make a motion as with one's fist or foot towards an object or away from one's body)

Sense 3
kick -- (strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")
          Phrasal Verb-> kick out#2; kick up#1; kick in#3; kick down#1

Sense 4
kick -- (kick a leg up)
       => dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe -- (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio")

Sense 5
kick back, recoil, kick -- (spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder")
       => bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet -- (spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide")

Sense 6
kick, give up -- (stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol")
       => waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with -- (do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas")

Sense 7
kick -- (make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown")
       => score, hit, tally, rack up -- (gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season")

Sense 8
complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch -- (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about")

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