part of speech: verb

inflections: kicks, kicking, kicked

definition 1: to strike with the foot.

  • She kicked him in the shin.

synonyms: boot

definition 2: to set in motion using a blow with the foot.

  • Julie kicked the can down the road.

synonyms: boot

definition 3: to move back suddenly and with force.

  • The rifle kicked hard and bruised his shoulder.


part of speech: noun

definition 1: the act or an instance of kicking; blow delivered with the foot.

  • His kick sent the ball down the field.

definition 2: a strong, sudden backward thrust.

  • That rifle has quite a kick.

definition 3: (informal) a feeling of excitement; thrill.

  • He gets a kick out of sky diving.

synonyms: excitement, thrill