"kicks" in the noun sense
1. 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"
2. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick
the swift release of a store of affective force
"they got a great bang out of it"
"what a boot!"
"he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"
"he does it for kicks"
3. recoil, kick
the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
4. gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk
informal terms for objecting
"I have a gripe about the service here"
the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs
"a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
6. 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"
"kicks" in the verb sense
drive or propel with the foot
thrash about or strike out with the feet
strike with the foot
"The boy kicked the dog"
"Kick the door down"
kick a leg up
5. kick back, recoil, kick
spring back, as from a forceful thrust
"The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
6. kick, give up
"kick a habit"
"give up alcohol"
make a goal
"He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
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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